Artifacts

1919 World Series Ticket

Gamblers, allegedly including New York crime boss Arnold Rothstein, conspired with eight Chicago White Sox players to throw the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. After the fix was uncovered, the White Sox players, including star outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson, were banned for life from professional baseball. This ticket was for the fourth game played in Cincinnati, and the seventh game overall. It can be found on the 3rd floor of the Museum.