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Answered By: Cassie Sampson, Education & General Education Librarian
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2016     Views: 63

The Black Sox Scandal refers to the events revolving around the 1919 World Series and the subsequent banning of eight Chicago White Sox players from baseball. There are many versions of the story and many conspiracy theories on the internet. Select your resources carefully for accuracy, authority and reliability.

To find information about the Black Sox baseball scandal of 1919, you will want to utilize a database to find journal and magazine articles. Try starting with these databases:

When searching in one of these databases, try using some of these search terms:

  • "black sox" AND scandal
  • "1919 world series" AND ban
  • "1919 world series" AND "black sox"
  • "1919 world series AND "chicago white sox"

Also check out the movie, Field of Dreams. The White Sox players that were banned from baseball are characters.

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