The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern BaseballBook - 2016
In the most famous scandal of sports history, eight Chicago White Sox players--including Shoeless Joe Jackson--agreed to throw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for the promise of $20,000 each from gamblers reportedly working for New York mobster Arnold Rothstein. Heavily favored, Chicago lost the Series five games to three. Although rumors of a fix flew while the series was being played, they were largely disregarded by players and the public at large. It wasn't until a year later that a general investigation into baseball gambling reopened the case, and a nationwide scandal emerged.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Oxford University Press,, 
Branch Call Number: 796.357 Fou 3565
Characteristics: 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm