Black Sox Scandal



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The Black Sox Scandal was a Major League Baseball match fixing incident in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate led by Arnold Rothstein. The fallout from the scandal resulted in the appointment of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the first Commissioner of Baseball, granting him absolute control over the sport in order to restore its integrity.

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A woman who spent decades in an unsuccessful crusade to get her uncle and member of the so-called Chicago "Black Sox" reinstated by Major League Baseball has..
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