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EIGHT MYTHS OUT: Uncovering The 1919 World Series Scandal

Join us to hear a panel of baseball experts and historians discuss the 1919 Chicago White Sox World Series Scandal—including new information uncovered by the Society for American Baseball Research. The panel, moderated by Jacob Pomrenke, chairman of SABR’s Black Sox Scandal Research Committee will discuss the scandal on its 100th Anniversary, the role of the Cincinnati Reds, and shed new light and perspective on one of the most infamous teams in professional sports. Copies of Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox, edited by Pomrenke will be available for sale and signing.

4 pm reception/4:30 pm program*

Free and open to the public. Registration required via ticketing, phone: 513-621-0717, or email: reservations@mercantilelibrary.com

The Panel:

Greg Gajus is a longtime SABR member and he has contributed to numerous books including Big Red DynastyRedleg Journal, and Tony Perez: From Cuba to Cooperstown. He is a co-author of Baseball Revolutionaries: How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Rocked the Country and Made Baseball Famous.

Rick Huhn is the author of three baseball books, including Eddie Collins: A Baseball Biography and, most recently, The Chalmers Race on the 1910 batting race between Ty Cobb and Nap Lajoie. He is a founding member and co-coordinator of SABR’s chapter in Columbus, Ohio, and a regular contributor to SABR publications.

Greg Rhodes is the Team Historian for the Cincinnati Reds and was the founding director of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. He has written several books on the Reds, including Reds in Black and White (with Mark Stang) and Redleg Journal (with John Snyder), which won the The Sporting News-SABR Research Award. His Hall of Fame Highlight moment is heard prior to each Reds game on the Reds Radio Network.

Moderator: Jacob Pomrenke is SABR’s Director of Editorial Content, the editor of Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox, and chair of the Black Sox Scandal Research Committee.

*Early start to accommodate The Reds’ home game vs. St. Louis


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