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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 are discussing Eddie Cicotte]
Bill Burns: Eddie's gettin' too old for this. I know what it's like. You walk out there with your arm hangin.
Billy Maharg: You couldn't pitch when you was young, Burnsie.
Bill Burns: Eddie's the key. If we don't get him, we can forget about it.
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