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The 1919 World Series baseball scandal begins to unfold...



Item # 678844

September 22, 1920

LOS ANGELES EXPRESS, Sept. 22, 1920  The banner headline above the masthead announces the beginning of the investigation into the infamous 1919 World Series betting scheme, or the 'Black Sox' World Series: "BIG BASEBALL PROBE OPENS".
The first column subhead: "Johnson Is Called In Diamond Scandal" referring to Ban Johnson, president of the American League.
Note: this is the front leaf only, irregular at the right margin with some text loss but fortunately not remotely close to the mentioned content.

Item from Catalog 321 (released for August, 2022)...

Category: The 20th Century