Our story begins 100 years ago, October 1919, the final game of the World Series. The Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago White Sox to win the series. Then … SCANDAL! Eight White Sox players were accused of conspiring with gamblers to throw the series: the “Black Sox Scandal.”
@librarycongress @airandspaceSo , what became of the Black Sox Scandal, the sequel? Not much. It was difficult to prove allegations. However, Landis instituted new rules, including a lifetime ban for "betting any sum whatsoever upon any ball game in connection with which the bettor has any duty to perform. "
@librarycongress @airandspaceLet ’s just pause to remind everyone it’s been 6 years. Everyone’s older. Here’s George “Buck” Weaver in 1920, when the original Black Sox scandal broke. 📷: @librarycongresshttps ://t.co/KLnT8MNZLp
A century after the "Black Sox" scandal, baseball cheating has gone high-tech
Since 1963, the book "Eight Men Out" has presented a certain narrative of the Black Sox scandal. It is largely wrong. This is a story about the people -- the researchers at SABR, all of them amateurs -- who have spent a decade correcting the record.
On this date in 1920, eight White Sox baseball players are indicted for throwing the 1919 World Series, in what would be known as the “Black Sox Scandal.” More first drafts of history in our online newspaper collections: #otd #ChronAm