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Dispelling The Myths of The Black Sox Scandal

Joe Jackson (photo courtesy of SABR)

Joe Jackson (photo courtesy of SABR)

This week in our look at stories from around the state. Last week saw the start of my favorite season of the year…baseball season. This season marks 100 years since what may be the darkest moment in the national pastime’s history. Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were banned from the game for throwing the World Series.  Illinois Public Radio’s Sean Crawford talked this week with the Society for American Baseball Research’s Jacob Pomrenke about what became known as the Black Sox scandal

Lefty Williams (left) and Eddie Cicotte    (photo courtesy of SABR)

Lefty Williams (left) and Eddie Cicotte (photo courtesy of SABR)