Rosenthal: ‘Field of Dreams’ screening and a 2020 game near the cornfield are as close as White Sox will come to commemorating 1919 Black Sox pennant

From Phil Rosenthal at the Chicago Tribune on August 9, 2019, with mention of SABR member Jacob Pomrenke:

The White Sox haven’t exactly come at the 100th anniversary of their 1919 American League pennant head-on.

Given the fact — and, more importantly, the reason — they’re not celebrating a ’19 World Series title, that’s understandable.

So, give the White Sox credit for showing “Field of Dreams” at Guaranteed Rate Field after Friday’s game against the Athletics.

Between the screening and Major League Baseball’s announcement Thursday that the Sox will give up a 2020 home game to host the Yankees next to the diamond carved out of an Iowa cornfield for the 1989 movie, this is as close to a commemoration of the so-called Black Sox as anyone can rightly expect.

To date this season, the team has included an article on what Chicago was like in 1919 in its annual yearbook. A story on Black Sox scandal myths written by a Society for American Baseball Research expert is set to appear in the game program sold at the ballpark beginning Aug 22.

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Originally published: August 9, 2019. Last Updated: August 9, 2019.