Bruce Allardice Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Baseball Books and Articles

Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox

Edited by Jacob Pomerenke, Scandal on the South Side is the definitive history of the 1919 Chicago White Sox, the notorious "Black Sox" who conspired with gamblers to throw the World Series. Professor Allardice authored a chapter in this book, a biography of Sox pitcher Win Noyes.


"'A totally glorious, exhilarating game': Baseball's Emergence as the National Pastime" Base Ball (2016).
"'Baseball 1858-1865. By the Numbers." The Baseball Research Journal, Spring 2020.
"'Playing Rotten, It Ain't That Hard to Do.' How the Black Sox Threw the 1920 Pennant." The Baseball Research Journal, Spring 2016.
Expelled by a Unanimous Vote: The Curious Saga of Dr. A.T. Pearsall. Base Ball, Sept. 2011.
The Inauguration of This Noble and Manly Game Among Us, Base Ball (Fall 2012). Winner of the 2013 McFarland Award for best baseball history article of 2012
The First Multi-Racial Baseball Game. MLBs Our Game Blog, Jan. 7, 2019
The catcher who stopped a revolution. MLBs Our Game Blog, March 24, 2014,
The evolution of baseball as one word or two. MLBs Our Game Blog, April 21, 2014
The Black Sox Witness Who Didn't Testify. SABR Dead Ball Era Newsletter, Summer 2019
The Chicago White Stockings of 1876: Baseball's Most Profitable Club. SABR Business of Baseball Newsletter, Dec. 2019
Baseball's War Against Throwing Games: The Evolution of the Rules, Nineteenth Century Notes, Spring 2020

Protoball Essays and Articles (at

Ballplaying in Civil War Camps
The Spread of Base Ball, 1859 - 1870: Some New Data on the Early Diffusion of Base Ball in the United States
Bruce Allardice Find Stories, October 2013
Internet Search Tips
Preliminary IL Data on Early Base Ball
Cricket and the Rise of Baseball

SABR BioProject biographies written by Bruce Allardice, accessible at

Rachie Brown
Nat Evans
Ben Franklin
Ted Jourdan
Ben and Lou Levi
Win Noyes
Jim Stanley
Sport Sullivan
Carl Zork

Articles for SABR Black Sox Committee Newsletter

Photos of Abe Attell's Roomate Surface (June 2020)
Could the Black Sox Scandal Happen Today? (June 2020)
Judge Landis and Baseball's Ban Hammer (Dec. 2019)
Collyers Eye Digitalized, Now Available Online (June 2019)
New Evidence of White Sox Throwing Games in 1920 (June 2019)
Twelve Men Out: The Jurors of the Black Sox Trial (June 2018)
A. Morgan Frumberg: The Most Effective Black Sox Defense Attorney (June 2018)
The 1919 Series and the Dog That Did Not Cry in the Night (June 2017)
Abe Attel's roomates (June 2017)
Collyer's Eye ace Investigator "Frank O. Klein": Who was he? (Dec. 2016)
Undiscovered 1946 series by Collyer's Eye reporter "Aurelius" reveals new details of scandal (Dec. 2016)
The IRS vs. the Black Sox: a case study (Dec. 2016)
Shea Stadium's Connection to the Black Sox Scandal (Dec. 2016)
The Greatest Team Ever? The 1919 Chicago White Sox (Dec. 2015)
Why the Black Sox Lost in 1920 an Analysis (Dec. 2015)
Something Phony About it all: Tris Speaker Covers the 1919 World Series (June 2015)
The Witness Who Never Testified: Val O'Farrell (June 2015)
Fixers from the Steel City? The Black Sox's Pittsburgh Connection (June 2015)
$5,000 in a Dirty Envelope: The Economics of the 1919 Black Sox Bribery (June 2015)
The St. Louis Connection: Carl Zork and Ben Franklin (Dec. 2014)
The Kokomo Black Sox Gamblers, Ben and Louis Levi (Dec. 2014)
Sport Sullivan, Carl Mays and the Black Sox Scandal (Dec. 2014)
A Potpourri of Black Sox Bettors and Witnesses (Dec. 2014)
Rachie Brown: a Black Sox Mystery Man (June 2014)
Nat Evans: The Early Years (June 2014)
"Out of the Shadows." Joseph J. Sport Sullivan (June 2014)
It's tough when you can't trust the man beside you: Shano Collins tells all about the Black Sox (June 2020)