BASEBALL’S “GRAY EAGLE” FACES BANISHMENT

by Bartee Haile
 
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis announced on Dec. 21, 1926 that Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker stood accused of betting on a fixed baseball game. With the banishment of the “Black Sox” by the stern commissioner still fresh in their minds, fans had to wonder whether the Georgia Peach and the pride of Hubbard, Texas would ever play again.
 
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