The Greatest Gambling Scandal In American History Turns 100

As Major League Baseball (MLB) prepares for the 2019 season with its earliest opening day ever on Thursday, MLB plans to ignore the 100th anniversary of the gambling scandal which continues to haunt the sport after almost destroying it.

“You are correct,” MLB chief communications officer Pat Courtney told GamblingCompliance this week after being asked to confirm there will not be any ceremonies this year acknowledging the Black Sox Scandal of 1919.

The Black Sox included eight members of the Chicago White Sox who were accused of conspiring to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series in exchange for a then-hefty payout of $100,000.

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