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The betrayal, the 1919 World Series and the birth of modern baseball, Charles Fountain

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The betrayal, the 1919 World Series and the birth of modern baseball, Charles Fountain
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
platesillustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The betrayal
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
907446425
Responsibility statement
Charles Fountain
Sub title
the 1919 World Series and the birth of modern baseball
Summary
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
Table Of Contents
Introduction: The Black Sox were only a part of it -- "Honorable Joes" -- The Prince of Fixers -- Baseball at war -- Brothers and enemies -- The conversations -- Losing the Series -- The end of the Series -- The cover-up begins -- The newspapers try to figure it out -- "It Ain't True, Is It Joe?" -- The Judge -- Judgment -- Timeless Joe -- Epilogue
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