The 1919 World Series

What Really Happened?


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About the Book

One of baseball’s infamous events is the 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds. Overshadowed by the suspicion cast upon, and the subsequent indictment of, eight White Sox players for throwing the games, the 1919 World Series has often been simplistically and inaccurately portrayed by the popular media in the decades since. This book takes an objective look at the series, players, managers, owners, and on-field events to separate fact from fiction in regard to the outcome. The Reds would probably have emerged victorious no matter how the game was played because they were, in fact, an excellent team capable of beating the seemingly superhuman White Sox. Included are various statistical references that include line and box scores as well as comparative statistical charts of batting averages, pitching and team records, and other relevant information.

About the Author(s)

William A. Cook is the author of numerous books, including 11 on baseball history, and has appeared in productions on ESPN2 and the MLB Network. A former health care administrator and township councilman in North Brunswick, New Jersey, he resides in Manalapan, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

William A. Cook
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 192
Bibliographic Info: photos, tables, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2001
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1069-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5013-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

1. Prelude to the 1919 World Series      5

2. Game One      17

3. Game Two      27

4. Game Three      37

5. Game Four      47

6. Game Five      55

7. Game Six      67

8. Game Seven      77

9. Game Eight      87

10. World Champions      97

11. September 1920      101

12. Setting the Record Straight      127

13. Beyond 1919: Whatever Happened to the Players, Managers, Owners and Teams      149

Source Notes      175

Bibliography      179

Index      181

Book Reviews & Awards

“punctures holes and shatters myths”—Baseball America; “looks objectively at the series, players, managers, and owners”—The SABR Bulletin; “worthwhile…recommend[ed]”—The Diamond Angle; “detailed”—VCBC.