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  1919 Black Sox Scandal
The first World Series was staged in 1903, and the annual contest between the two top teams quickly became one of the most anticipated events in America -- comparable to the Super Bowl today.
The Series was played, and, despite gallant efforts by the other 17 men on the team, the fix was a success, and the fans couldn't even tell the Series had been thrown.
In the Series he hit a robust.375 while setting a major league World Series record with 12 hits, one of which was the only home run hit during the entire Series.
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 1919 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1919 World Series was played between the Chicago White Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds of the National League.
This particular series, however, was tainted when members of the Chicago franchise conspired with gamblers to throw (intentionally lose) games in a conspiracy referred to as the Black Sox scandal.
In the bottom of that inning Cicotte (who was paid his $10,000 the night before the series began) hit the lead-off hitter, Maurice Rath in the back with just his second pitch, a prearranged signal to Arnold Rothstein that the game was going to be thrown.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The 1919 World Series was, in fact, not honorably played by every participant, as was disclosed late in the 1920 season when confessions were made.
Eight members of the 1919 White Sox -- pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Claude (Lefty) Williams, outfielders Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch, first baseman Chick Gandil, shortstop Swede Risberg, third baseman Buck Weaver and reserve infielder Fred McMullin -- were charged with conspiring to fix the outcome of the fall classic against the Cincinnati Reds.
Plus, he hit the first Cincinnati batter of the Series, Morrie Rath, with a pitched ball, which supposedly was the signal to bettors that the fix was on.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1919.html   (711 words)

 Baseball '99 -- The Cincinnati Enquirer
History has frowned on the 1919 World Series with the disdain of an entire nation and the looking glass of curiosity.
The 1919 team's.686 winning percentage (96-44) still stands as the best in club history -- even better than 1975's.667 mark -- and the club's star of the age, center fielder Roush, remains one of the brightest in the Reds' storied history.
The Sox, who had won the 1917 World Series over the Giants with essentially the same lineup, were a powerhouse, and were expected to romp all over the upstarts from Cincinnati.
reds.enquirer.com /reds99/1919.html   (1753 words)

 World Series
The World Series, which has determined the championship of professional baseball every year but two since 1903, can be traced to a series played in 1884.
The "modern" World Series was established between the American League and its older rival, the National League, in 1903 as part of a plan to regularize competition between the leagues.
The National League tried a championship series between the winners of the first half of the season against the winners of the second half, but it was not a hit with the fans and was dropped in 1893.
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 World Series Trivia | 2006 | Records | History | Baseball | MLB | 2004 Boston Red Sox | Chicago White Sox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The first World Series shown on television was the 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The 1919 World Series became known as the Black Sox scandal after eight players on the Chicago White Sox were banned from Major League Baseball for "throwing" the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds.
The 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's was postponed for 10 days after a massive earthquake rocked Northern California.
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 1919 World Series by Baseball Almanac (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The very fiber that held the game together was challenged when the news broke a year after the series that a fix was on from the first inning of game.
The league offices were constantly denying accusations from the press that professional baseball itself was in on the take and made every effort to assure the fans that the 1919 scandal was an isolated incident.
The signal that the World Series "fix" was on occurred when Eddie Cicotte hit the first batter he faced in the bottom of the first inning of Game 1.
www.baseball-almanac.com.cob-web.org:8888 /ws/yr1919ws.shtml   (737 words)

 This Great Game 1919: Say it Ain’t So
In the first game of the 1919 World Series, Eddie Cicotte of the Chicago White Sox went to the mound and promptly hit the first batter he faced, Cincinnati’s Morrie Rath, square in the back.
The White Sox were initially heavy favorites to win the World Series, even though their opponents—the Cincinnati Reds—had a much stronger record in clinching their first-ever National League pennant.
He wrote a series of articles that attempted to drum up attention to the matter, even stating in one article that seven players would not be back for the White Sox in 1920.
www.thisgreatgame.com /1919.html   (2019 words)

 1919 World Series Preview
Were it not for the scandal, the 1919 World Series would have been as uneventful as most.
Heading into the Series of 1919, the White Sox were considered the best team of the 20th century.
But beat them they did, winning their first-ever World Series championship in an eight-game affair that saw the Reds take four of the first five games, before finishing off the White Sox in game eight.
ballparkguys.com /features/1919_replay/1919_World_Series_Preview.htm   (711 words)

 Historic Baseball : Media reports on Joe Jackson
The extension of the series to nine games gives the Reds three victories and prolongs the struggle, which, in a four out of seven series, the White Sox probably would have won in four out of five—on the dope.
The confessions of “Eddie” Cicotte, “Joe” Jackson and Claude Williams relative to the alleged conspiracy to “throw” the world series of 1919, are admissible as evidence and they were related to the jury.
In 1919 he finished fourth in the league with a.351 batting average and was among the league leaders in runs batted in, hits, slugging percentage, and total bases.
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 OCTOBER, 1919 | BaseballLibrary.com
A year later the White Sox will become the Black Sox, and 8 of them--pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Lefty Williams, outfielders Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch, 1B Chick Gandil, SS Swede Risberg, 3B Buck Weaver, and utility infielder Fred McMullin--will be barred from baseball for taking part in throwing the Series.
Reds OF Greasy Neale, the only man to play in a WS, coach a football team in the Rose Bowl, and become a pro football Hall of Fame coach, also has 3 hits.
Eddie Collins's 3 hits give him a total of 42 in WS play, a record broken in 1930 by Frank Frisch, and bettered by Lou Gehrig in 1938.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/chronology/1919OCTOBER.stm   (701 words)

 ESPN Classic - SportsCenter Flashback:
The Chicago Black Sox banned from baseball
Amid rumors that the World Series is fixed, the Chicago White Sox lose the eighth and deciding game to Cincinnati, 10-5, on the 48-year anniversary of Mrs.
Yesterday, a Cook County (Illinois) grand jury voted indictments against eight members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox after pitcher Eddie Cicotte and outfielder "Shoeless" Joe Jackson told how the 1919 World Series was fixed for the Cincinnati Reds to win.
In the summer of 1921, a jury in Chicago acquitted the Black Sox of conspiracy to defraud the public concerning the 1919 World Series.
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 Sports: Black Sox scandal: Chicago throws 1919 World Series
On Sept. 18, the World Series fix was hatched in Gandil's room in Boston's Hotel Buckminster when he summoned bookmaker-gambler Joseph "Sport" Sullivan and told him: "I think we can put it in the bag." Gandil asked for $80,000 (later raised to $100,000).
In September 1920, a Cook County grand jury in Chicago was looking into reports that the Cubs had thrown a three-game series to the Phillies that year.
The investigation spread to the 1919 White Sox.
www.sptimes.com /News/122299/Sports/Black_Sox_scandal__Ch.shtml   (892 words)

 Amazon.ca: Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series: Books: David ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
His intricate rigging of the 1919 World Series was a gem, but Rothstein, clearly an obsessive-compulsive gambling addict, engineered some of the biggest scams, criminal networks, and graft systems ever known in America.
Arnold Rothstein is best remembered today as the man behind the 1919 World Series fix, but that was just one example of A. R.'s greatest ability, putting himself in a position where he could not lose.
Most other books look at the 1919 World Series from the point of view of the ballplayers and fans, but this book looks at the series from the perspective of the criminals behind the scenes.
www.amazon.ca /Rothstein-Murder-Criminal-Genius-World/dp/0786712503   (1830 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
When Brooklyn and Cleveland squared off on Sunday, October 10, the Series -- another best-of-nine test -- was tied at two victories apiece.
Brooklyn sandwiched 3-0 and 2-1 Series triumphs between the Cleveland victories, with Burleigh Grimes tossing a seven-hit shutout and Sherry Smith stifling the Indians on three hits.
For the second consecutive season, a first-time World Series entrant had made off with the title.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1920.html   (808 words)

 1919 World Series Statistics
The plunking of Rath was a signal to gamblers that "the fix was on"--that the Sox would throw the Series.
But although Cicotte pitched well in Game Four, Chicago lost a third time as the Reds' Jimmy Ring hurled a three-hit shutout of his own (all three hits coming, ironically, off the bats of Jackson, Felsch, and Gandil).
But by then the Reds had scored ten runs on their way to an easy win and their tainted world title.
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 Black Sox Scandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Black Sox Scandal refers to a number of events that took place around and during the play of the 1919 World Series.
Jackson—generally considered a strong defensive player— was unable to prevent a critical two-run triple to left during the series.
After the series was over, he tried to give the money back on multiple occasions, but by that time the damage had been done.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Sox   (1603 words)

 Powell's Books - Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot Asinof   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The headlines proclaimed the 1919 fix of the World Series and attempted cover-up as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America!" First published in 1963, Eight Men Out has become a timeless classic.
Asinof vividly describes the tense meetings, the hitches in the conniving, the actual plays in which the Series was thrown, the Grand Jury indictment, and the famous 1921 trial.
Eliot Asinof was born in the year of the ill-fated World Series fix.
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 Amazon.ca: Eight Men Out : The Black Sox And The 1919 World Series: Books: Eliot Asinof   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The April 1919 Federal court decision found Professional Baseball violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; this must have impressed the players that year.
Perhaps the real scandal of 1919 was that it revealed baseball was a business, not a sport.
I vaguely knew about just what happened during the 1919 World Series, but after reading this I found that there was more to what happened than just eight players throwing the Series for money.
www.amazon.ca /Eight-Men-Out-Black-World/dp/0805065377   (1514 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - 1919 Center Fielder Always Insisted Reds Better
The view of Roush, who died in 1988 at age 94, and the Reds is featured in a new exhibit about the 1919 Series at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and in Dellinger's new book, "Red Legs and Black Sox: Edd Roush and the Untold Story of the 1919 World Series."
The 1919 Reds were an unheralded team playing in their first World Series against the Chicago White Sox, 1917 world champions with a team of stars led by Shoeless Joe Jackson and future Hall of Famers Eddie Collins and Ray Schalk.
But longtime Chicago sports writer and baseball historian Jerome Holtzman investigated the 1919 World Series and has no doubt that the White Sox had the better team.
cbs2chicago.com /topstories/local_story_183092718.html   (525 words)

 1919 World Series Preview
As the 1920 season unfolded, his gushing expressions became laughable and his faith would prove to be totally unfounded.
(The World Series had been expanded to a best-of-nine format prior to the season, in order to boost revenues lost by the truncated 1918 season that ended in early September due to World War I.)
We don't pretend to know the answer to this, but with the help of a computer and a baseball simulation program, we have replayed the 1919 World Series to see if Cincinnati could repeat its victory over a White Sox team, which was actually trying to win this time.
www.ballparkguys.com /features/1919_replay/1919_World_Series_Preview.htm   (711 words)

 Key Figures in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal
A cabal of players (“the Black Sox”) on the highly favored American League champion Chicago White Sox conspired to lose the 1919 World Series to the National League Cincinnati Reds.
However, under threat of violence, the Sox ultimately lost the Series to the Reds.
In 1919, so many players and gamblers flaunted their actions that suspicions surfaced almost immediately.
www.davidpietrusza.com /Rothstein-BlackSox.html   (616 words)

 MLBR 1919 World Series [no gambling or scandals but one hell of a series] - OOTP Developments Forums
Benz needs to retire the Indians in the 9th to put the Cards up 3-2 in the series but Boss Schmidt singles and is pinch run for by Fritz Maisel who does his job stealing second.
As it should be both teams had their best hurlers on the mound Grover Alexander for the Cards and 38 year old Ed Walsh; 3 wins shy of 300 for his career and looking for one final moment in the sun.
This was a great series, I got quite into it as you can probably see by my write up although I knew the ultimate outcome when writing, the thrill was in the details.
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 Red Legs and Black Sox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The infamous 1919 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox forever exiled eight members of the White Sox into the shadows of baseball notoriety.
The star of the 1919 Reds was center fielder Edd Roush, perennial All-Star and later elected to the Hall of Fame.
Although the Chicago White Sox suffered the brunt of public condemnation after the 1919 World Series, the Reds were negatively impacted as well: for eighty-five years, the Reds' World Series victory has been tainted by the idea that, had the series not been fixed, the White Sox would have been that year's champions.
www.redlegsandblacksox.com   (1186 words)

 The Facts
Joe's 1919 World Series play by play accounts at a glance for all his plate appearances.
Joe's 1919 World Series play by play accounts at a glance for all his attempts in the field.
Here we solve the mystery of the seven triples hit by the Cincinnati Reds during the 1919 World Series.
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