"Say it ain’t so, Joe."
In light of the cloud hanging over the impending suspensions involving some of Major League Baseball’s greatest players, a look back at baseball’s previously greatest scandal.
The 1919 Chicago Black Sox Scandal.
CINCINNATI - 1919: Game action during a World Series game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds at Redland Field in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1919. (Photo by Cincinnati Reds/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO - 1919: A team photo of the Chicago White Sox from 1919. ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson is pictured center in the bottom row. (Photo by National Baseball Hall of Fame Library/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Baseball players, Gandil, Williams, Williams, Risberg, Cicotte, Weaver, and Joe Jackson, White Sox, and attorney Nash sitting in a courtroom, Chicago, Illinois, 1921. From the Chicago Daily News collection. (Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
Joe Jackson’s baseball card in this Cracker Jack candy set was produced in Chicago, Illinois, circa 1913. (Photo by Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)