1919 World Series
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The 1919 World Series was the championship series in Major League Baseball for the 1919 season. The 16th edition of the World Series, it matched the American League champion Chicago White Sox against the National League champion Cincinnati Reds. Although most World Series have been of the best-of-seven format, the 1919 World Series was a best-of-nine series (along with 1903, 1920, and 1921). Major League Baseball decided to try the best-of-nine format partly to increase popularity of the sport and partly to generate more revenue.
|1919 World Series|
|Venue||Redland Field (Cincinnati)|
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
|Umpires||Cy Rigler (NL), Billy Evans (AL)|
Ernie Quigley (NL), Dick Nallin (AL)
|Hall of Famers||Umpire: |
Red Faber (DNP)
|World Series program|
The events of the series are often associated with the Black Sox Scandal, when several members of the Chicago franchise conspired with gamblers, allegedly led by Arnold Rothstein, to throw the World Series games. The 1919 World Series was the last World Series to take place without a Commissioner of Baseball in place. In 1920, the various franchise owners installed Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the first "Commissioner of Baseball."
In August 1921, despite being acquitted from criminal charges, eight players from the White Sox were banned from organized baseball for either fixing the series or having knowledge about the fix.