Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker get cleared for fixing games - Joe Wood tells us the story
This Day in Baseball - The Daily Rewind
On January 27 1927 -- Citing accuser Dutch Leonard's refusal to appear at the hearings of January 5th, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis issues a lengthy decision clearing Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker of any game-fixing charges. Landis orders the Philadelphia Athletics to reinstate Cobb and the Washington Senators to restore Speaker. Both are then made free agents. Philadelphia owner Connie Mack will sign Cobb on February 8th, and Speaker will sign with Washington on January 31st for a reported $35,000. This podcast is sponsored by - www.winyourexit.com Joe Wood interview is from Glory of their Times I highly recommend this audiobook, it is music to the ears for any baseball for fan.
Locked On Indians - Daily Podcast On The Cleveland Indians
Finishing up the All-Time Indians top 5 in centerfield. This is the best group of any in Indians history. Three of the top six players all time in terms of bWAR were centerfielders. We talk about injuries, mostly minor do not stress. But most of the time today is devoted to two of the best to ever play for the Indians. Including maybe the best player in franchise history. A player the Indians bought from Boston who could not afford him, then made him the highest paid player in the game. Back when the Indians could do such a thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Author, Ian Kahanowitz, talks about his new book, "Baseball Gods in Scandal" . You'll love the interesting stories from the Dead Ball Era with legends like Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker
Driving ‘em In with Jim Campanis Jr & Eric Lenaburg
Author, Ian Kahanowitz, talks about his new book, "Baseball Gods in Scandal" . On September 25, 1919, a seemingly meaningless game was played between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians, a game that should have faded to a tiny line item on MLB’s historical ledger. But Herbert "Dutch" Leonard had other ideas, and nearly seven years later the at-times brilliant and always irratic left-hand pitcher presented letters written by Ty Cobb and Smoky Joe Wood to baseball's powers that be, implicating the Baseball Gods in the fixing of and wagering on that game. Leonard's actions set off a chain of accusations, denials, resignations, player transactions, and a power struggle at the top of baseball’s power hierarchy that would change the game forever. Baseball Gods in Scandal is three stories in one, and author Ian Kahanowitz tells them all with the art of a storyteller and the precision of an historian: The pervasiveness of gambling and crooked dealings in the early days of baseball, all the way through to the Black Sox Scandal The relationship between the affair’s complex protagonists—Cobb, Tris Speaker, Smoky Joe Wood, and Dutch Leonard—with detailed profiles and ample color from baseball’s rough-and-tumble Dead Ball Era The epic battle for control of the game between the long-time Czar of Baseball, Ban Johnson, and the game’s new sheriff in town, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who cared not to share even a whiff of power with anyone Capping off Baseball Gods in Scandal is a never-before-published interview with Smoky Joe Wood (told to Lawrence Ritter for The Glory of Their Times) in which Wood recounts a very different version of the affair from his original testimony. It is safe to say that had Wood's original testimony been consistent with his revised account, the fates of Baseball Gods Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker may have turned out very differently. https://www.summergamebooks.com/titles/upcoming/baseball-gods-in-scandal-ty-cobb,-tris-speaker,-and-the-dutch-leonard-affair-detail --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jim-campanis-jr/support
April 12 - The Grey Eagle Soars - The Tris Speaker Trade
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On April 12, 1916 the Boston Red Sox trade one of the greatest players ever to play major league baseball Tris Speaker to the Cleveland Indians. It is a script that could almost be played today. The player felt disrespected by the team, the team felt it was over paying, a war of words happened and the Indians scoop up a star that would lead them to a World Series and become one of the franchises best players of all time.