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Watch rare video footage of the 1919 World Series

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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For the baseball fan who loves history, this is pretty awesome. From Dawson City Museum and Historical Society Collection as well as Library and Archives Canada comes some actual video footage of the notorious 1919 World Series (or the "world's series" as it was known at the time) between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds.

It's difficult to tell what exactly in happening in several portions of the video and there is no audio, but that's not really what it's all about, is it? Check this out:

Great stuff.

Seasoned baseball minds know immediately the story of the 1919 World Series. That was the series of the Black Sox Scandal, in several White Sox players were paid off to throw the series and the result was eight of them -- including, most famously, Shoeless Joe Jackson -- were banned from baseball for life.

The Reds won the series five games to three (yes, the world's series was a nine-gamer back then).

Via: Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter

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