Great color shot of the 1919 World Series in Cincinnati. This series featured the Cincinnati Reds vs. the Chicago White Sox. The Reds won the series, but a few of the White Sox players were accused of purposely losing the series in return for a large payday from a gambling ring. The subsequent trial, acquittal, public outrage, and lifetime bans for certain White Sox players was known as the Black Sox scandal.
Eddie Collins, Heinie Groh, 1919 World Series. This appears before Game One. Groh and Collins about 5'9". Players this height would not even be scouted today. Collins in Hall of Fame, Groh played 15 years, over 1700 hits.
The Great Gatsby | Poster: 1919 World Series winning Chicago "Black Sox." Chapter IV: Jay Gatsby’s shady associate, Meyer Wolfsheim, is said to be directly responsible to the fixing of the 1919 World Series games. In reality, it was the players of the 1919 Chicago White Sox (later labeled the "Black Sox") who were responsible for throwing the series of games to the Cincinnati Reds.