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Black Sox Scandal
The BLACK SOX SCANDAL was a Major League Baseball match fixing incident in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series
1919 World Series
against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate led by Arnold Rothstein . The fallout from the scandal resulted in the appointment of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the first Commissioner of Baseball , granting him absolute control over the sport in order to restore its integrity. Despite acquittals in a public trial in 1921, Judge Landis permanently banned all eight men from professional baseball. The punishment was eventually defined to also include banishment from post-career honors such as consideration for the Baseball
Baseball
Hall of Fame
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American Negro League
The AMERICAN NEGRO LEAGUE (ANL) was one of several Negro leagues established during the period in the United States in which organized baseball was segregated. The ANL operated on the East Coast of the United States in 1929. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 1929 season * 3 Demise * 4 Statistics * 5 References HISTORYThe Eastern Colored League (ECL) had been the eastern of two major Negro leagues from 1923 through 1927 until its collapse during the 1928 season. Next winter the American Negro League was established by five former ECL teams— the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City , the Baltimore Black Sox , the traveling Cuban Stars , the Hilldale Club of Darby, Pennsylvania , and the Lincoln Giants of New York City—along with the Homestead Grays , an important independent club
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Baltimore Black Sox
The BALTIMORE BLACK SOX were a professional Negro league baseball team based in Baltimore , Maryland
Maryland
. CONTENTS * 1 Founding * 2 Heyday * 3 Decline, demise and reincarnate * 4 MLB throwback jersey * 5 References * 6 External links FOUNDINGThe Black Sox started as an independent team in 1916 by George Rossiter and Charles Spedden. They were one of the original six teams to make up the Eastern Colored League in 1923 . HEYDAYIn 1929 , The Black Sox boasted the "Million Dollar Infield" of Jud "Boojum" Wilson (first baseman ), Frank Warfield (second baseman ), Oliver "Ghost" Marcelle (third baseman ) and Sir Richard Lundy (shortstop ). The nickname was given to them by the media because of the prospective worth had they been white players. The Black Sox won over 70% of their games during the 1929 season and won the American Negro League Championship
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Black Sox (other)
BLACK SOX may refer to: * Black Sox Scandal
Black Sox Scandal
, a 1919 Major League Baseball gambling scandal * Curse of the Black Sox , a long-persisting sports curse associated with the Black Sox scandal * Black Socks , the New Zealand men's softball team * Baltimore Black Sox , a former Negro league baseball team * Hattiesburg Black Sox , a Mississippi semi-professional baseball team This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title BLACK SOX. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Black_Sox_(other) additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Say It Isn't So (other)
SAY IT ISN\'T SO may refer to: * Say It Isn\'t So (film) , a 2001 comedy film starring Chris Klein and Heather Graham * "Say It Isn\'t So" (Irving Berlin song) , a 1932 song written by Irving Berlin * "Say It Isn\'t So" (Hall & Oates song) , a 1983 single by Hall font-style: italic;">This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title SAY IT ISN\'T SO. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Say_It_Isn%27t_So additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Major League Baseball
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (MLB) is a professional baseball league, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada . A total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League (AL), with 15 teams in each league. The NL and AL operated as separate legal entities from 1876 and 1901 respectively. After cooperating but remaining legally separate entities since 1903, the leagues merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball in 2000. The organization also oversees Minor League Baseball , which comprises about 240 teams affiliated with the Major League clubs. With the World Baseball Softball Confederation , MLB manages the international World Baseball Classic tournament. Baseball's first professional team was founded in Cincinnati in 1869, 30 years after Abner Doubleday supposedly invented the game of baseball
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Match Fixing
In organized sports , MATCH FIXING occurs as a match is played to a completely or partially pre-determined result, violating the rules of the game and often the law. The most common reason is to obtain a payoff from gamblers, but players may also intentionally perform poorly to gain a future advantage, such as a better draft pick or an easier opponent in a play-off. A player might also play poorly to rig a handicap system. Match fixing, when motivated by gambling, requires contacts (and normally money transfers) between gamblers, players, team officials, and/or referees. These contacts and transfers can sometimes be found, and lead to prosecution by the law or the sports league(s). In contrast, losing for future advantage is internal to the team and very hard to prove
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Chicago White Sox
The CHICAGO WHITE SOX are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois . The White Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League
American League
(AL) Central division. The White Sox play their home games at Guaranteed Rate Field , located on the city's South Side . They are one of two major league clubs in Chicago; the other is the Chicago Cubs , who are a member of the National League (NL) Central division. The team is currently owned by Jerry Reinsdorf . One of the American League's eight charter franchises , the Chicago team was established as a major league baseball club in 1900 . The club was originally called the Chicago White Stockings, but this was soon shortened to Chicago White Sox
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1919 World Series
The 1919
1919
WORLD SERIES matched the American League champion Chicago White Sox against the National League
National League
champion Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Reds . Although most World Series have been of the best-of-seven format, the 1919
1919
World Series was a best-of-nine series (along with 1903 , 1920 , and 1921 ). Baseball decided to try the best-of-nine format partly to increase popularity of the sport and partly to generate more revenue. The events of the series are often associated with the Black Sox Scandal , when several members of the Chicago
Chicago
franchise conspired with gamblers , allegedly led by Arnold Rothstein
Arnold Rothstein
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Cincinnati Reds
- In 1994 , a players\' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. Cincinnati was in first place in the Central Division by a half game over Houston when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994. - In 1981 , the Reds finished with the overall best record in Major League Baseball. However, a players\' strike in the middle of the season resulted in the season being split into two halves. Cincinnati finished second in both halves and was thus ineligible for a post-season appearance. - In 1999 , the Reds finished the regular season tied with the New York Mets for the Wild Card , but lost a one-game playoff . FRONT OFFICE OWNER(S) Bob Castellini MANAGER Bryan Price GENERAL MANAGER Dick Williams The CINCINNATI REDS are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio
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Sports Betting
SPORTS BETTING is the activity of predicting sports results and placing a wager on the outcome. The frequency of sports bet upon varies by culture, with the vast majority of bets being placed on association football , American football , basketball , baseball , hockey , track cycling , auto racing , mixed martial arts and boxing at both the amateur and professional levels. Sports betting
Sports betting
can also extend to non-athletic events, such as reality show contests and political elections, and non-human contests such as horse racing , greyhound racing and illegal, underground dog fighting . Sports bettors place their wagers either legally, through a bookmaker/sportsbook, or illegally through privately run enterprises referred to as "bookies". The term "book" is a reference to the books used by wagebrokers to track wagers, payouts, and debts
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Arnold Rothstein
ARNOLD ROTHSTEIN (January 17, 1882 - November 6, 1928) nicknamed "THE BRAIN", was a Jewish-American racketeer , businessman and gambler who became a kingpin of the Jewish
Jewish
mob in New York City
New York City
. Rothstein was widely reputed to have organized corruption in professional athletics , including conspiring to fix the 1919 World Series
1919 World Series
. According to crime writer Leo Katcher , Rothstein "transformed organized crime from a thuggish activity by hoodlums into a big business, run like a corporation, with himself at the top". According to Rich Cohen , Rothstein was the person who first realized that Prohibition
Prohibition
was a business opportunity, a means to enormous wealth, who "understood the truths of early century capitalism (giving people what they want) and came to dominate them"
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Kenesaw Mountain Landis
KENESAW MOUNTAIN LANDIS (/ˈkɛnɪsɔː ˈmaʊntɪn ˈlændɪs/ ; November 20, 1866 – November 25, 1944) was an American jurist who served as a federal judge from 1905 to 1922 and as the first Commissioner of Baseball from 1920 until his death. He is remembered for his handling of the Black Sox scandal
Black Sox scandal
, in which he expelled eight members of the Chicago
Chicago
White Sox from organized baseball for conspiring to lose the 1919 World Series
1919 World Series
and repeatedly refused their reinstatement requests. His firm actions and iron rule over baseball in the near quarter-century of his commissionership are generally credited with restoring public confidence in the game. Landis was born in Millville, Ohio , in 1866. His name was a spelling variation on the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in the American Civil War , where his father was wounded in 1864
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Commissioner Of Baseball
The COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL is the chief executive of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the associated Minor League Baseball (MiLB) – a constellation of leagues and clubs known as ORGANIZED BASEBALL. Under the direction of the Commissioner, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball
Commissioner of Baseball
hires and maintains the sport's umpiring crews, and negotiates marketing , labor, and television contracts . The commissioner is chosen by a vote of the owners of the teams. The current commissioner is Rob Manfred , who assumed office on January 25, 2015
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Baseball Hall Of Fame
The NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM is an American history museum and hall of fame , located in Cooperstown, New York , and operated by private interests. It serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, displays baseball-related artifacts and exhibits, and honors those who have excelled in playing , managing , and serving the sport. The Hall's motto is "Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations." The word COOPERSTOWN is often used as shorthand (or a metonym ) for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall of Fame was established in 1939 by Stephen Carlton Clark , the owner of a local hotel. Clark had sought to bring tourists to a city hurt by the Great Depression
Great Depression
, which reduced the local tourist trade, and Prohibition , which devastated the local hops industry
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Shoeless Joe Jackson
JOSEPH JEFFERSON JACKSON (July 16, 1887 – December 5, 1951), nicknamed "SHOELESS JOE", was an American star outfielder who played Major League Baseball in the early 1900s. He is remembered for his performance on t