BLACK SOX — Prologue


It's been 100 years since the most infamous event in baseball history. In 1919, a group of Chicago White Sox players conspired to lose the World's Series. This the story of legendary players like Shoeless Joe Jackson; baseball moguls like Charles Comiskey; and ruthless gamblers like Arnold Rothstein.

This is the true story of "Eight Men Out."

Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production.


“Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox,” edited by Jacob Pomrenke. Society For American Baseball Research, 2015.

“Rothstein,” by David Pietrusza. Carroll & Graf, 2003.

“The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History,” by John M. Barry. Penguin Books, 2005.

Biographies of players, coaches, managers and officials:

Baseball statistics: