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Eight players a huge scandal and the results that is the way the 1919 World Series went There were eight players that decided to take the payoff and blow the series Many people are still in argument as to who the players were in the scandal but it doesnt matter The players that were indicted were banished from professional baseball and even though they were some of the greatest players to ever play the game will not be able to make it into the hall of fame because those players are forever dubbed the Chicago Black SoxAny man who knows anything at all about baseball knows that both the game and the players are honest but on that comment if you take a look at the 1919 World Series you would be able to say different According to the story the Chicago White Sox were the lowest paid franchise in professional baseball but were also the most talented club also The club was highly favored in the World Series that year and the team was excited about those odds No matter where you are and no matter what you are doing a high percentage of the time you are dong something for money and that is what the eight members of the Soxs were looking for Any way to pad their pocket in the easiest way possible is what they were looking for That year the Sox did make it to the World Series and their opponent was the Cincinnati Reds The Reds were a good ball club but no one thought they had what it took to beat the Sox The men that were paid were pitcher Eddie Cicotte pitcher Claude Lefty Williams outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson outfielder Happy Felsch first-baseman Chick Gandil who also was the man to involve the rest of the men short-stop Swede Risberg who also was close to Gandil in the scandal third-baseman Buck Weaver and relief infielder Fred
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