The contract cards aren’t the only new source of information that has enthralled Black Sox enthusiasts in recent years. In 2007, the Chicago History Museum made available for the first time transcripts from the grand jury proceedings and criminal trial that originated from the offices of Charles Comiskey’s attorneys. In Asinof’s preface to Eight Men Out, he wrote that the last known reference to those documents dated to 1924. “No one with whom I came in contact had ever seen the transcripts nor had they any idea where they might be found,” Asinof wrote.


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