Two years later the truth breaks out and the sox are sued on multiple counts they are found innocent by the jury but baseball commissioner landis has other plans the eight players are suspended for life and buck weaver for the rest of his life tries to clear his name. Eight men out is a period piece about the infamous fixing of the 1919 world series by eight chicago white sox players who did it with varying degrees of enthusiasm and reluctance in cooperation with big time gamblers who had approached them. Eight men out is a 1988 sports drama film based on eliot asinofs 1963 book eight men out the black sox and the 1919 world seriesit was written and directed by john saylesthe film is a dramatization of major league baseballs black sox scandal in which eight members of the chicago white sox conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the 1919 world series. Eight men out the movie was one of my favorite baseball movies so i thought id listen to the audio book there is a lot more to the story in the book than there was in the movie it is interesting how gambling really controlled baseball back in the beginning of the sports. Eight men outa grand slam of a story eight men out was a compelling book about the controversial 1919 world series elliot asinoff tells of the behind the scenes action in great detail and truly makes it all come to life in the readers mind
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