BLACK SOX — Chapter Two: "A Turbulent Year"


The early 20th century was a time of great upheaval around the world. In America, race riots and bombings and the fear of Communism sweep across the country, and baseball secures its position as the nation’s past time. Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb and the other stars of the Deadball Era rise to prominence and fans flock to stadiums to watch them play.

The Chicago White Sox navigate the 1919 season and by the end of the year, they are on the verge of a World Series berth. Behind the scenes, some of the players begin to discuss the possibility of a big payday during the Series, much bigger than the bonuses they would earn for participating in the event.

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

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