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1919 WORLD SERIES Gambling had persisted in baseball
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1919 WORLD SERIES
Gambling had persisted in baseball for years, and there had even been allegations of World Series being thrown. But nothing was as public or pivotal to baseball history as what befell the so-called “Black Sox” after they lost the 1919 World Series, five games to three (the World Series was best-of-nine then). Eight members of the team (many of whom are pictured in the above photo) – including star outfielder “Shoeless” Joe Jackson – were charged with fixing the World Series during a 1920 trial. They were acquitted, but on Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned them all for life. |(Credit: AP)

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