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The 1919 World Series What Really Happened?

by William A. Cook

The 1919 World Series What Really Happened? Synopsis

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.

The 1919 World Series What Really Happened? Press Reviews

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780786410699
Publication date: 30th September 2001
Author: William A. Cook
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Baseball, History of the Americas, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About William A. Cook

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.

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