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Black Sox scandal Explained

Black Sox scandal at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

U.S. baseball scandal, centering on the charge that eight members of the Chicago White Sox had been bribed to lose the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Five of those accused admitted to a grand jury that they had thrown the series, but their confessions later disappeared. All eight players were acquitted in 1921, but commissioner K. M. Landis banned them from playing for life.