It was after the world war-I has ended America’s new favourite pastime was watching baseball. The Chicago White Sox baseball team was one of the best teams. It was going to play the world series of 1919 against the Cincinnati Red. Everyone was counting and betting on the White Sox to win, but the team lost the series. The baseball insiders sensed that there was something fishy in the games as the team even lost the matches that they could easily win. It was later found that the eight players from the Chicago White Sox were taking money from the gamblers and had rigged the entire series. That’s how the game-fixing came to be known as the “Black Sox Scandal”.
It’s been almost 101 years since the scandal took place, but it is considered as an important event. As it is said that it was after the Black Sox Scandal that “baseball lost its innocence”. It led to diminished confidence in the game among the fans while the nation was still building itself from the blow of war.