Turning the Black Sox White
The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. ComiskeyeBook - 2014
Charles Albert?The Old Roman" Comiskey was a larger-than-life figure?a man who had precision in his speech and who could work a room with handshakes and smiles. While he has been vilified in film as a rotund cheapskate and the driving force, albeit unknowingly, behind the actions of the 1919 White Sox, who threw the World Series (nicknamed the?Black Sox" scandal), that statement is far from the truth. In his five decades involved in baseball, Comiskey loved the sport through and through. It was his passion, his life blood, and once he was able to combine his love for the game wit.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2014.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (679 pages)