Cicotte, (Edward Victor) Eddie(1884–1969) baseball player; born in Detroit, Mich. He was one of eight Chicago White Sox players who allegedly conspired to "fix" the 1919 World Series; an outstanding (right-handed) pitcher, he lost two games in that Series. In 1921 he was barred from baseball for life for his part in the "Black Sox" scandal.
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