On January 27, 1927, Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker were both exonerated of charges of wrongdoing by Commissioner Landis. Both had been accused, by Dutch Leonard, of conspiracy to throw a game in 1919.
It was headline news in 1927. But, today, do many baseball fans even know the story? And, has it tarnished the legacy of either of these players? For sure, it didn’t keep them out of the Hall of Fame.