Today in Tribe History: March 12, 1921
Though not specifically a Cleveland Indians history tidbit, today marks a day in history that shook baseball to its core. Former Cleveland Indians outfielder “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and seven of his Chicago White Sox teammates are banned from baseball for life. Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis suspends the eight players for their alleged involvement in the fixing of the 1919 World Series. Others banned are Eddie Cicotte, Happy Felsch, Fred McMullin, Swede Risberg, Buck Weaver, Lefty Williams and another former Cleveland player Chick Gandil. None of them will ever play in organized baseball again.
BONUS: These events are well documented in the 1988 film “Eight Men Out” starring John Cusack.Сайт знакомств