Black Sox trial, 1921

Eddie Cicotte, from left, Joe Jackson, and Lefty Williams at their 1921 trial. They had been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud for taking money to throw baseball games. The eight <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000167" title="Chicago White Sox" href="/topic/sports/baseball/chicago-white-sox-ORSPT000167.topic">White Sox</a> players, known as the "Black Sox," were acquitted, but they were banned from baseball.
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( Tribune photo by George Wheeler )

Eddie Cicotte, from left, Joe Jackson, and Lefty Williams at their 1921 trial. They had been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud for taking money to throw baseball games. The eight White Sox players, known as the "Black Sox," were acquitted, but they were banned from baseball.

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