Eliot Asinof was born in the year of the ill-fated World Series fix. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1940, he played minor league baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He wrote numerous books, including Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series, and a variety of plays for television and motion pictures. He lived in Ancramdale, New York, in a house he built with his son.
Eliot Asinof; Introduction by Stephen Jay Gould
Henry Holt and Co.
The headlines proclaimed the 1919 fix of the World Series and attempted cover-up as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America!" First published in 1963, Eight Men Out has become...