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Some people prefer having enough money to live on. At the time, the lifetime earnings of a Baseball player were less than that of a day laborer. Most players had to take jobs in the off-season just to pay the rent. When they retired, they got a grand total of ZILCH for their years of service to the club -- many died in complete destitution.

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The "Black Sox" scandal of 1919

The Chicago White Sox conspired with gamblers to throw the World Series in 1919. The team was nicknamed the "Black Sox." Eight players from the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the series against the Cincinnati Reds. The eight players included "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Eddie Cicotte, Claude "Lefty" Williams, Buck Weaver, Arnold "Chick" Gandil, Fred McMullin, Charles "Swede" Risberg; and outfielder Oscar "Happy" Felsch. These players were banned from professional baseball for life.

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That would be the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds that the Reds won 5 games to 3.

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because they made bets with some gamblers and hated their teams owner. They were all banned from basebal forever.

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