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'Sleepy' Bill Burns (Character)
from Eight Men Out (1988)

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Eight Men Out -- An adaptation of the 1919 major league baseball scandal involving the Chicago White Sox.  The Sox are conned into throwing the 1919 World Series.  Eight players are indicted but are later acquitted of all charges.  The players concerned were barred from the major leagues and the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Eight Men Out -- A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

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From Eight Men Out (1988)
[Burns and Maharg approach Abe Attell at the racetrack]
Abe Atell: They don't take nickle bets down here, fellas.
[to Burns]
Abe Atell: You, you were a ball player.
Bill Burns: Bill Burns.
Abe Atell: 'Sleepy' Bill Burns! Strictly bench material.
Bill Burns: I won a few games.
Abe Atell: You lost a few more.
[to Maharg]
Abe Atell: And you my friend did not get that nose bobbing for apples.
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