Lot # 89: 1919 World Series Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds Redland Field Official Scorecard

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/5/2023 12:00 AM to
11/25/2023 9:00 PM

In 1919, the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Chicago White Sox in the World Series, five games to three. It marked the first World Series championship for Cincy. But the main takeaway from that Fall Classic was that eight Chicago players were found guilty of conspiring to throw the World Series and the “Black Sox” scandal was born. Here is an Official World Series Redland Field Program from that historical series. The front cover reads “Golden Jubilee” and celebrates the years “1869” and “1919,” the former of which marked the debut of the Cincinnati Red Stockings. It was also the year the Red Stockings – playing in the National Association of Base Ball (1867 to 1870) – posted a perfect 57-0 record, the only undefeated team in pro baseball history. Unscored, the program is well-worn, with significant cover soiling and a large tear across Pat Moran's sweater, continuing along the left of the cover.  The front and back cover itself has detached from the spine and split, the remaining pages reinforced with clear tape.  As is often the case, the interior pages are far better preserved. The 48-page “Official Souvenir Score Card” booklet, which features 1919 Reds Manager Pat Moran on the cover, measures 9" x 12". Original price: 25 cents.

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