The “Black Sox Scandal” casts a pall over Major League Baseball on this episode of This Day In History.
On this episode of This Day In History, Tony and Armand tell us about the ban of eight Chicago White Sox players after the “Black Sox Scandal” of 1919.
In 1921, Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirmed the ban of the eight Chicago “Black Sox”, a day after the men were acquitted in a Chicago court. The eight men were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from gamblers.
Plus, Jesse Owens wins the 100-metre dash at the Berlin Olympics in 1936, Harvard University wins the first Boat Race versus Yale University in the first American intercollegiate athletic event in 1852, and Tony Bennett is born on this day in 1926.
Take a trip back in time on this episode of This Day In History!
“Say it isn't so, Joe”
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