Scandal of Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds

1950 Words Jan 28th, 2018 8 Pages
They played only a eight game series because the Cincinnati Reds already had won five games after the eighth game was over which didn’t require them to go to the ninth game. Many people found it hard to believe that the Reds actually one the World Series because the White Sox were favored to win. The bookies made the odds seven to five favored on the Chicago White Sox to win. Believe it or not the Chicago White Sox actually let the Cincinnati Reds win the series because they were payed a significant amount of money to throw the game. This famous Scandal was known as The Black Sox Scandal. The media reacted very suddenly to this scandal, the people were very shocked when they got word of it, and the aftermath of this Scandal cause many problems in baseball and society. The Black Sox Scandal took place in the 1919 MLB World Series. Eight players of the Chicago White Sox took place in the throwing of the game. Charles Comiskey , the manager of the team divided the clubhouse into two factions of players. One side was known as the more sophisticated players then the other as the regular players. Both sides barely spoke words to one another but they made up the best baseball team of all time. All the players of course were underpaid because of being payed a small amount of what they’re actually worth and also because of the reverse clause , which…