Scott: The 1920 Indians, umpires, and gambling

From SABR member David A. Scott at on April 1, 2020:

Reading from contemporary accounts of historic events can reveal poignant statements that demonstrate how much has changed in 100 years.

Sportswriter and umpire Billy Evans was widely known as an honest man of integrity and I will make no claims against that. But I was shocked that an umpire could simultaneously be a widely followed columnist in the nation’s sports pages. Even more surprising was seeing his predictions about a season he would go on to influence as an umpire.

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Originally published: April 1, 2020. Last Updated: April 1, 2020.