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    • The Betrayal 

    • The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball
    • By: Charles Fountain
    • Narrated by: Bob Reed
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    In the most famous scandal of sports history, eight Chicago White Sox players - including Shoeless Joe Jackson - agreed to throw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for the promise of $20,000 each from gamblers reportedly working for New York mobster Arnold Rothstein. Heavily favored, Chicago lost the Series five games to three. Although rumors of a fix flew while the series was being played, they were largely disregarded by players and the public at large.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Nate Gilman on 02-25-16
    • The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball
    • By: Charles Fountain
    • Narrated by: Bob Reed
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 02-15-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 72 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95