Pratt, Taylor and Gallinger

Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by chooch*, Feb 11, 2006.

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  1. chooch*

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    Elaborate article on Gallinger today which basiclly blames Taylor for the downfall of the Bruins star. www.nationalpost.com

    Anybody have more info? Classic H?
     
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  2. justsomeguy

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    Are you able to post a link? Think it would make for an interesting read.
     
  3. What? There is no paper today.
     
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    Sad story. Young guy who made a big mistake and paid for it for the rest of his life. Clarence Campbell was a nasty man with no empathy.
     
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  6. Wetcoaster

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    Pro sports has had a zero tolerance policy on gambling running back to the infamous Black Sox scandal where the 1919 World series was allegedly fixed. Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was appointed Commissioner to clean up the mess and although the players were cleared by a sympathetic Grand Jury Landis banned eight players. He would ban a number of other players when it was discovered that the bribery, corruption and gambling was much deeper than just the Black Sox. The zero tolerance on gambling in baseball continues as the Pete Rose ban shows.

    Basic rule - you gamble on your sport and you are gone. It has to do with integrity of the competition. I feel empathy for Don Gallinger but his punishment was just.
     
  7. chooch*

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    You overrate Landis' role and "sympathetic" jury. Landis did virtually nothing to Ty Cobb and Speaker in 1928 except ask them to switch leagues and nothing in the Dutch Leonard - Wood affair which may or may not have been hot air. Wood had an earlier incident however involving his brother which ended in a Boston player getting beat up.Speaker was Wood's roomate btw.

    Maybe the jury looked at Jackson's .375 ave in the 1919 series and flawless play afield and his signed confession in light of his inability to read or write.
     
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