1919 Chicago White Sox essays

  • 1919 White Sox: Introduction By Jacob Pomrenke

    An introduction to Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox.

  • The Black Sox Scandal By William F. Lamb

    A summary of what we know now about the Black Sox Scandal, nearly a century after the notorious 1919 World Series.

  • 1919 American League salaries By Jacob Pomrenke

    In Eight Men Out, author Eliot Asinof wrote that the 1919 Chicago White Sox were paid less than players on other teams. But the actual salary numbers tell a very different story. The White Sox were not among the worst-paid teams in baseball; in fact, they were one of the highest paid.

  • 1919 White Sox: Walking Off to the World Series By Jacob Pomrenke

    On September 24, 1919, Shoeless Joe Jackson stepped up to the plate at Comiskey Park in the bottom of the ninth inning with a chance to make history for the Chicago White Sox — and Eddie Cicotte had a chance to win his 30th game of the season.

  • 1919 World Series: A Recap By Rick Huhn

    A summary of the eight games in the 1919 World Series.

  • 1919 White Sox: The Pitching Depth Dilemma By Jacob Pomrenke

    Chicago White Sox manager Kid Gleason spent the entire 1919 season trying to overcome his team’s one big weakness — a lack of pitching depth — and in the end it wasn’t enough to beat the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series.

  • 1919 White Sox: Prologue (Offseason, 1918-19) By Jacob Pomrenke

    Coming off a sixth-place finish in the war-shortened 1918 season, the Chicago White Sox didn't know what to expect when they took the field on Opening Day in 1919.

  • 1919 White Sox: Epilogue (Offseason, 1919-20) By Jacob Pomrenke

    Following the tainted 1919 World Series, an entire new baseball season was played before the scandal was uncovered.