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Prosecution asks for jail time for 'Black Sox' players...

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July 30, 1921


* Chicago White (Black) Sox scandal 
* Baseball World Series fix trial
* Best title to be had ? rare as such

As the infamous Black Sox scandal comes to its conclusion (final arguments in the trial were the day before), the ftpg. of the sports section has an interesting article headed: "Asks Conviction Of 'Black Sox' On Their Own Story" "Confessions Only Evidence Needed, State Says".
The text begins: "Confessions made by Eddie Cicotte, 'Lefty' 
Williams, and Joe Jackson that they had plotted to throw games in the 1919 world's series were held up yesterday by the state as the most convincing proof the defendants in the 'Black Sox' trial should be sent to the penitentiary..."
with much more. The article takes three-quarters of a column.
Terrific to have this report in a Chicago newspaper!
Complete in 18 pages, old tape repairs near the spine of the ftpg. only do disfigure some, minor wear at margins.

Category: The 20th Century