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1919 Chicago Black Sox World Series Complete Newspaper Issues - Games 1 & 3

Lot Number 1038

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If you have a passion for Eight Men Out and Field of Dreams, it's rather extraordinary to see these real-time headlines from when the Fix was actually in! The Lawrence Telegram's 10/1/1919 coverage of Game 1 declares, "REDS WINNERS SCORE 9 to 1 / Crowd of 33,000 See First Game In the World's Series / Cicotte Was Knocked Out of the Box in the Fourth Inning." But the best one even coincidentally alludes to gambling: "Knuckle Ball Cicotte is Opposed to Southpaw Ruether—Betting Favored the Chicago Team." Three days later, the Telegram's headlines continue the story, "THIRD FOR REDS SCORE 2 TO 0 / Series Now Stands Three to One in Favor of Reds. / Eddie Cicotte of Knuckle Ball Fame, Sent Back at the Reds This Afternoon...Biggest Crowd of the Series So Far Jammed Its Way Into Comiskey Park." Both issues also provide the box scores. Condition is about GD/VG with typical perimeter toning/chipping.



 
 
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