Keep your friends close, and your gangsters closer (The Black Sox Scandal)


Manage episode 272536860 series 2631071
By Crooked Media. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Rachna is going to need Rachel to slip her a $10. In 1919, the Chicago White Sox were favored to win the World Series. But they were also, in their view, criminally underpaid. So who better to supplement their income than the mob? But the gamblers and gangsters that these pros approached wanted them to throw more than just strikes. Come for the corruption, stay for the old-timey nicknames, and buy me some peanuts and crackerjack.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

40 episodes