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Footage of 1919 Reds-White Sox World Series!


Rare footage of the 1919 World Series has been discovered.
Know as the Black Sox Scandal, the Reds won the World Series five games to three, with members of the White Sox conspiring with gamblers to fix the series. 
Eight members of the White Sox, including star outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson, were banned for life from baseball in 1921 by commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis.
The players were tried in criminal court, but none was convicted.
In the footage, you see game action from Chicago's Comiskey Park and Cincinnati’s Redland Field. Very cool stuff.

From Library Archive Canada:
Excerpt from the British Canadian Pathé News showing various baseball games between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds in the 1919 World Series.
Material is from the Dawson City Museum and Historical Society Collection, as well as Library and Archives Canada.
More on how the video was discovered HERE


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