The Black Sox Scandal refers to an incident that took place around and during the play of the 1919 World Series. The name "Black Sox" also refers to the Chicago White Sox team from that era. Eight members of the major league franchise were banned for life from baseball for throwing games, and essentially giving the series to the Cincinnati Reds. The conspiracy was the brainchild of White Sox first baseman Arnold "Chick" Gandil, who had longstanding ties to petty underworld figures.
Black Sox Scandal in "The House That George Built" Edit
The Black Sox Scandal was devastating to the game of baseball. However, celebrity player Buzz Arlett was able to regain the imaginations and trust of baseball fans, and was in part credited with saving the sport.