In 1919, eight members of the Chicago White Sox famously conspired to throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. The players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, were banned from organized baseball for life. But what if the Black Sox scandal had never happened? Using computer simulation, this book provides an alternative history of the American League, the White Sox, and the banned players from 1919 through 1932 while chronicling the White Sox organization's real-life struggles to rebuild its roster.
A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, Michael T. Lynch, Jr., is the founder of Seamheads.com. In addition to his books about early baseball, his work has been featured in The Oregonian. He lives in Portland, Oregon.