Pomrenke: Bringing home the bacon: How the Black Sox got back into baseball

From SABR member Jacob Pomrenke at WordPress on September 11, 2017:

For the residents of Macomb, Illinois, it was a scene straight out of the movie Field of Dreams. The infamous “Black Sox” had mysteriously showed up in their town, on their field, ready to play ball.

Only they did not emerge from a mystical cornfield on the horizon, but rather a friend’s automobile parked behind the grandstand. And “Shoeless” Joe Jackson wasn’t the only one who showed up wanting to play; he brought his teammates Eddie Cicotte and Charles “Swede” Risberg, as well.

Just five weeks removed from the “Trial of the Century” (before there was even such a designation), a trial in which they were acquitted by a cheering jury and then promptly banished from the game by baseball’s new commissioner, the three disgraced ballplayers were back in uniform [together] for the first time.

The date was September 11, 1921.

Read the full article here: https://jacobpomrenke.com/black-sox/bringing-home-the-bacon-colchester-macomb-1921/

Originally published: September 15, 2017. Last Updated: September 15, 2017.