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Black Sox Game Rained Out

October 6, 2009 |  4:00 am
Oct. 6, 1919, Black Sox

Oct. 6, 1919: Rain in Chicago stops the fifth game of the Black Sox World Series. Los Angeles baseball fans set an attendance record of 21,000 for a double-header between the Angels and the Tigers. I believe this was the ballpark at Washington and Grand.

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Sept. 30, 1920: The Times  says, "Crooked baseball! Before that proven charge the American sporting public bows its head in humiliation."

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Oct. 1, 1920: Former boxing champion Abe Attell says gamblers made $250,000 [$3,085,954.23 USD 2008] from fixing the 1919 World Series.


Newsboys call the eight Black Sox players the "Benedict Arnolds of Baseball.”


 
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