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Lot # 4: 1919 World Series Game 6 "Black Sox" Ticket Stub PSA VG 3 (Pop 1 of 3 Highest Graded)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Spring Pop-Up",
which ran from 5/5/2024 7:00 PM to
5/20/2024 12:05 AM

Presented is a 1919 Cincinnati Reds World Series Game 6 ticket stub. The Series was a best-of-nine games event in '19. Game 6 was at Cincinnati's Redland Field, on Oct. 7th. This was in the infamous World Series in which eight Chicago White Sox players met with gamblers, and the Series was fixed in favor of Cincinnati. In 1921, baseball's first commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, banned eight of the 1919 White Sox for life for conspiring to throw the 1919 World Series, or for being present when the possibility of fixing the World Series was discussed and then doing nothing to inform their team about such a meeting. After Chicago's two best starters, Eddie Cicotte and Lefty Williams, both part of the conspiracy, lost the first two Series games, little Dickie Kerr, an honest player, pitched for the White Sox in Game 3. The conspirators, later known as the Black Sox, were upset about not being fully paid by crooked gamblers for throwing the first two games of the Series, and reportedly the Black Sox tried to win Game 3, and Kerr shut out Cincinnati, 3-0. In Game 6, with the Chicago White Sox trailing in the Series 4-1 in games, Kerr went 10 innings in a complete game win to once again defeat the Reds and stave off a Reds' World Championship as the White Sox won, 6-5, with Kerr allowing 10 hits but hanging on for the victory. The Reds wound up taking the Series 5-3 in games. Banned for life in 1921: Cicotte, Williams, Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, Chick Gandil, Happy Felsch, Fred McMullin, and Swede Risberg. PSA encapsulated VG 3. 

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