Made In Chicago: White Sox

Created: 03/03/13
Last Edited: 08/15/14
The 1919 Chicago White Sox season was their 19th season in the American League. They won 88 games to advance to the World Series but lost to the Cincinnati Reds. More significantly, some of the players were found to have taken money from gamblers in return for throwing the series. The "Black Sox Scandal" had permanent ramifications for baseball, including the establishment of the office of Commissioner of Baseball. Two of the best players in the game, knuckleballer Eddie Cicotte and slugger Joe Jackson, had their careers cut short as a result of their involvement in the fix.
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    One of the American League's eight charterĀ franchises, the Chicago team was established as a major league baseball club inĀ 1900. The club was originally called the Chicago White Stockings, after the nickname abandoned by the Cubs, and the name was soon shortened to Chicago White Sox, believed to have been because the paper would shorten it to Sox in the headlines.

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