Most fans know that gamblers and ballplayers conspired to “fix” the 1919 World Series— but “eight men out” does not begin to adequately describe the Black Sox. Gene Carney explores what else happened in the nearly year-long cover-up: How Charles Comiskey, Ban Johnson and Kenesaw Mountain Landis tried to bury the incident, control the damage and how they failed; and how “Shoeless” Joe Jackson attempted to clear his name.

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