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World Series Scandals: 2019 vs.1919

So the 2019 World Series has its scandals. Baseball fans jeered the President and baseball fans flashed the Houston Astros pitcher. That’s got to top the World Series of 100 years ago when the Chicago White Sox threw the series to the Cincinnati Reds.

The 1919 Black Sox Scandal didn’t become public knowledge until 1920, disappointing a nation.
Faith was restored when Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was named the first sole commissioner of major league baseball.

But during the Series all was copacetic, as far as anyone knew.

Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale, Los Angeles Times cartoonist, drew a series covering all eight games (it was a best of nine back then) for that paper.

Sorry, game two panel unavailable.

Hat tip to the L. A. Times blog for the Gale cartoons.

 

A couple months before he created the Thimble Theatre comic strip
E. C. Segar was also cartooning about The Series.

That reporting by Segar is available on YouTube:

 

 

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