From questionable wins to murder cases, these 11 athletic events shocked the world.
1918 Chicago Black Sox
In response to notoriously cheap team owner, Charles Comiskey, who leveraged loopholes in contracts and MLB laws to prevent playing his star players, eight members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox were banned from baseball for life for taking money from underworld figures to intentionally lose games (including the 1919 World Series). The scandal, which was also immortalized by the film Eight Men Out, remains one of baseball’s darkest and enduring moments.
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