A Look Back at 1919 Black Sox Series

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Arne Christensen in MLB
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A couple weeks ago, with the 90th anniversary of the 1919 Black Sox Series having just past and this year's World Series coming up, I went through the Chicago Tribune archives and put together a post on their coverage of the end of that series and the gambling rumors that were circulating around it. With the 2009 series nearing its conclusion, we can be happy that, 20 years after the Pete Rose scandal, a World Series being thrown seems like a ludicrous idea that today's players wouldn't even attempt. So as a reminder of what could happen, here are some excerpts from the statement of White Sox manager Kid Gleason after the 1919 series ended: "The Redsábeat the greatest ball team that ever went into a worldÆs series. But it wasnÆt the real White Sox. They played ba ...

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