29 September, 2016
Fixing the 1919 World Series It’s 1919, the great American League White Sox with 88 wins and 55 losses up against the unbeatable National League Cincinnati Reds with a tremendous 96 wins with only 44 losses on the season. A battle of the best. The big news made headlines. Would Kid Gleason’s Sox beat the Pat Moran’s Reds? There’s a little bit of a turn of events though. Are the White Sox happy to be in the World Series? But there’s more than just money at stake during the never forgetting 1919 World Series.
The 1919 World Series game the Chicago White Sox against the Cincinnati Reds was a huge scandal in baseball history. The White Sox were accused of intentionally throwing the series, therefore the Reds won the 1919 World Series. The news hit the front page of the newspaper the next day saying 8 men were acquitted with criminal charges including; “Shoeless" Joe Jackson; pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Claude "Lefty" Williams; infielders Buck Weaver, Arnold "Chick" Gandil, Fred McMullin, and Charles "Swede" Risberg; and outfielder Oscar "Happy" Felsch. No team in that year, 1919, played better than the White Sox but they were not a very happy team. The man that caused the whole thing was known as the man who built Comiskey Park in 1913 and franchise owner, Charles Comiskey. …show more content…
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