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The betrayal : the 1919 World Series and the birth of modern baseball / Charles Fountain.

Fountain, Charles. (Author).

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville 796.357 FOU (Text) 37323005209492 NONFIC Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 796.357 FOUNTAIN (Text) 33946003114233 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780199795130
  • ISBN: 0199795134
  • Physical Description: viii, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: The Black Sox were only a part of it -- "Honorable Joes" -- The Prince of Fixers -- Baseball at war -- Brothers and enemies -- The conversations -- Losing the Series -- The end of the Series -- The cover-up begins -- The newspapers try to figure it out -- "It Ain't True, Is It Joe?" -- The Judge -- Judgment -- Timeless Joe -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: In the most famous scandal of sports history, eight Chicago White Sox players--including Shoeless Joe Jackson--agreed to throw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for the promise of $20,000 each from gamblers reportedly working for New York mobster Arnold Rothstein. Heavily favored, Chicago lost the Series five games to three. Although rumors of a fix flew while the series was being played, they were largely disregarded by players and the public at large. It wasn't until a year later that a general investigation into baseball gambling reopened the case, and a nationwide scandal emerged.
Subject: Chicago White Sox (Baseball team) > History.
World Series (Baseball) (1919)
Baseball > Corrupt practices > United States > History.
Baseball > United States > History.

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