Rosecrans: C. Dot podcast with Jacob Pomrenke on the Black Sox Scandal

From SABR member C. Trent Rosecrans at on June 22, 2015:

The two biggest gambling scandals in Major League Baseball history involve the Reds.

There is, of course, Cincinnati native and Reds legend Pete Rose, who has admitted to gambling on baseball while the manager of the team, an offense that earned him a lifetime ban from the game. On Monday, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported it had uncovered evidence that Rose bet on the game as a player.

hen there is the 1919 Black Sox scandal, which involved the White Sox players conspiring to throw the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

In the latest C Dot Show Podcast, Reds beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans talks with Jacob Pomrenke about his new book, Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox.

Pomrenke, the web content editor/producer for the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), is the chairman and newsletter editor for SABR’s Black Sox Scandal Research Committee. He also regularly writes for

Pomrenke discusses the 1919 Reds, as well as how the scandal led to Rule 21 – the rule that has kept Rose out of the game since 1989.

Listen to the full interview here:

Originally published: June 22, 2015. Last Updated: June 22, 2015.