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The 1919 World Series matched the American League champion Chicago White Sox against the National League champion Cincinnati Reds. Although most World Series have been of the best-of-seven format, the 1919 World Series was a best-of-nine series (along with 1903, 1920, and 1921). Baseball decided to try the best-of-nine format partly to increase popularity of the sport and partly to generate more revenue. The events of the series are often associated with the Black Sox Scandal, when several members of the Chicago franchise conspired with gamblers, allegedly led by Arnold Rothstein, to throw the World Series games. The 1919 World Series was the last World Series to take place without a Commissioner of Baseball in place. In 1920, the various franchise owners installed Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the first "Commissioner of Baseball." In August 1921, despite being acquitted from criminal charges, eight players from the White Sox were banned from organized baseball for fixing the series (or having knowledge about the fix).

This New York Times full sports section features the still popular World Series Preview in which Hall of Famer Christy Matthewson gives his thoughts of the match up. As a result of this series and "The Fix" Shoeless Joe Jackson, an icon in baseball and the best player on the field in this World Series was banned from baseball for life. You will likely never see another New York Times Sport Section with Joe Jackson's full portrait bust adorns the likes of his peers and opponents alike.

September 28, 1919 New York Times Shoeless Joe Jackson & Christy Mathewson World Series Preview Full Sports Section (Black Sox Series with Full Portrait of Players on Cover)
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