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The 1919 World Series is arguably one of the worst incidents of gangsters and pgslot gambling that we have ever seen. For those who do not know, the Chicago White Sox were facing the Cincinnati Reds. It was one of the few World Series that was a best of nine, instead of a best of seven. Unfortunately, the 1919 World Series is remembered for far more than its extended format. Eight members of the White Sox allegedly conspired to lose the championship series on purpose. The group had made a deal with Arnold Rothstein, who was the head of a gambling syndicate. As the story goes, Rothstein bet against the White Sox and made a ton of money. All eight players were eventually acquitted in what became known as the “Black Sox Scandal.” Despite the acquittal, many still believe the players were guilty. The MLB established the position of Commissioner the next season. All eight players involved in the scandal, including “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, were banned from the MLB. As a result of the ban, none of the accused were eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame.