Events in Sport in October 1919

  • Oct 1 World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
  • Oct 3 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
  • Oct 6 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • Oct 19 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
  • Oct 30 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball