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DragonKing Dark: The Black Sox scandal

<p>Our continuing series on&nbsp;the 100 darkest moments in pop culture history takes a look at a moment where that completely affected professional baseball.</p> <p>The "Black Sox scandal" was a&nbsp;gambling and game-fixing&nbsp;scandal where members of the&nbsp;Chicago White Sox&nbsp;were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series.</p> <p>Despite&nbsp;acquittals&nbsp;in a trial, judge (and eventual MLB commissioner) Kenesaw Mountain Landis&nbsp;permanently banned&nbsp;all eight men from professional baseball. The punishment was eventually defined by the&nbsp;Baseball Hall of Fame&nbsp;to include banishment from its hallowed halls. Despite requests for reinstatement in the decades that followed (particularly in the case of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson), the ban remains.</p> <p>On this week's DragonKing Dark, let's examine the infamous Black Sox scandal of 1919.</p> <p>{radioShow dmdocuments/091921dkd.mp3} {membership 4}</p>