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in 1916 a independent Negro League team from Baltimore was known as the Black Sox.

In 1919, the Chicago White Sox, who were heavily favored to win the World Series that year, surprisingly lost to the Cincinnati Reds. The following year, it was discovered that 8 members of the White Sox had worked with gamblers and planned to throw the series. The 8 players were actually acquitted of their charges in a court of law. However, Those 8 players, Eddie Cicotte, Oscar Felsch, Chick Gandil, Joe Jackson, Fred McMullin, Charles Risberg, George Weaver, and Claude Williams were banned from Major League Baseball for life due to the speculation of their involvement. So, because of the scandal, people nick-named the 1919 White Sox the 'Black Sox'.

Although many believe the Black Sox name to be related to the dark and corrupt nature of the conspiracy, the term "Black Sox" may already have existed before the alleged fix. There is a story that the name "Black Sox" derived from parsimonious owner Charles Comiskey's refusal to pay for the players' uniforms to be laundered, instead insisting that the players themselves pay for the cleaning. As the story goes, the players refused and subsequent games saw the White Sox play in progressively filthier uniforms as dust, sweat and grime collected on the white, woolen uniforms until they took on a much darker shade. It was this treatment of the players by Comiskey that helped fuel the Scandal.

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