Eight seasons, four pennants, two World Series titles. Not bad for a Cubs owner.

Charlies Murphy has been called “the George Steinbrenner” of the early 20th Century. In this piece for Backstory, Larry Potash digs into the innovations he pioneered, how he became the most hated man in baseball, and the scandal that brought him down.

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