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    The 1919 World Series matched the Chicago White Sox against the Cincinnati Reds. Although most World Series have been of the best-of-seven format, the 1919 World Series was a best-of-nine series . Baseball decided to try the best-of-nine format partly to increase popularity of the sport and partly to generate more revenue. The series is often associated with the Black Sox Scandal, when several members of the Chicago team conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the World Series games. The 1919 World Series was the last World Series to take place without a Commissioner of Baseball in place. In 1920, the various franchise owners installed Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the first "Commissioner of Baseball." In August 1921, eight players from the White Sox were banned from organized baseball for fixing the series. This caused many forms of controversy a lot of people had money riding on this game on…

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    Trenton Harlan Mrs. Baltz English III 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…

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    The “Fixed” World Series of 1919 Seated in the stadium of the White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds; the crowds are roaring, for it’s the biggest game of the 1919 season. Excitement and anxiety is contagious, as everyone waits in suspense for the first pitch to be thrown. All of America is waiting in the stadium and around their televisions for the outcome of this momentous occasion to begin. No one could guess that this event was about to be ruined by the act of eight players. As baseball and…

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    Joseph Jefferson Jackson was a professional baseball player, who was one of the best players of his time. However, his reputation tarnished when he, including seven other teammates were accused of losing a game in order to earn cash from gamblers; hence were banned from playing professional baseball for life. Nevertheless, I have confidence that Jackson wasn’t involved in the 1919 World Series scandal. First of all, during a game, he and his teammates were accused of participating in a fix with…

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    game had Eddie Cicotte as the starting pitcher, which is the player that throws the ball to the people who are batting, for the Chicago White Sox. It seemed like the Sox would win that day because, as previously mention, Eddie Cicotte had won 29 games prior to the playoffs. However, the Reds ended up winning the first game of the series with a score of 9 to 1. Everyone was shocked about how badly the White Sox had played that day. Cicotte’s level of play was not what it usually was. A statement…

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    me if players fixed games today. The movie "Eight Men Out" opened my eyes on how players fixed games. Viewers will watch an interesting film that shows us why the Chicago White Sox will always be known as the Black Sox. "Eight Men Out" is a film that was written and directed by John Sayles in 1988. The film is based on Eliot Asinof’s 1963 book “Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series.” The setting of the movie is in Chicago, Illinois in 1919. In the beginning of the movie, a…

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    but eventually the truth always comes out. I feel that the “great” Gatsby is a an imposter or in other words the great pretender. Nick also feels that Gatsby is an imposter. In the beginning Nick believes that Gatsby is great only because Gatsby was able to change identities, Gatsby’s determination for Daisy, and all that Gatsby has achieved throughout his life. The first way Nick feels Gatsby is an imposter because of the way Gatsby makes his money. He does not like the people that Gatsby is…

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    In 1911 Jackson was traded to the cleveland Naps known now as the Cleveland Indians and recorded the best rookie batting average of all time at .408. Jackson continued to record outstanding amazing batting averages throughout his career. If Jackson had not been banned from the 1920s he would have gone down as one of the greatest hitters ever. When thinking of the roaring twenties one of the main things that comes to mind is corruption. All around there was corruption, judges and juries, law…

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    fighter were unsuccessful. Even though Fox and Sullivan were rivals and held a great feud, Fox helped create America’s first sports star in Sullivan.1 Boxing, however, did not gain respectability until the 1920s with the help of the flamboyant promoter George Tex Rickard. “During the 1920s, he promoted five championship fights which grossed $1 million at the gate and drew crowds that reached the unprecedented figure of 100,000. ” Tex legitimized the sport and changed how Americans viewed boxing,…

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    World War I was finally over, and interest in Baseball had peaked as fans across the nation followed the games. Baseball was America’s Pastime with people tuning in to listen to every game on the radio. Despite rumors of the 1919 World Series fix, most fans believed that baseball was still pure and that the games were played to the best of the player’s abilities. However, baseball would change forever in 1920 as suspicions turned into confessions. In 1919, no ball club played better than the…

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