Eight Men Out (1988)
1988 produced another home run when the film adaptation of Eliot Asinof's 1963 book Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series was released. Based on the infamous Chicago Black Sox team — one of the most talented in the history of baseball — who threw the World Series at the behest of bookies and notorious gangster Arnold Rothstein, Eight Men Out paints the players as righteous pawns who are forced to act because the team's owner fails to pay them their worth. A different take than what history has provided; in the end "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and seven other players were eventually banned for life, and the owner, Charles Comiskey, had his name brandished on the team's stadium for the next 80 years.
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