One of the most famous scandals in major league sports happened 100 years ago this year. Famously known as the 'black sox scandal,' the famous and illustrious Chicago White Sox conspired with gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series against the far inferior Cincinnati Reds. The story was dramatized in a 1963 book by Eliot Asinof called Eight Men Out. The story was transformed into a great film in 1988 by John Sayles. Saykes wrote the screenplay. The cast included a who's who of great character actors. john Cusack, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd (Doc in Back to the Future and Ignatowski in the popular comedy Taxi and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Commander Kruge in Star Trek the Search for Spock), Charlie Sheen, David Strathaim, and D. B. Sweeney). Join Professor Kealey, philosophy professor, ethics pundit, and baseball fanatic for a discussion of the BEST baseball film ever. Perfect for watching during the World Series season!!!! Join us to learn about great baseball and a real crime.
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