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  • #16
    Nats Given Series Checks; Many Depart For Homes

    Washington Post Oct 12, 1924:

    series checks 10-12-24.pdf

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    • #17
      1924 World's Champions - Washington Senators Team
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      • #18
        1924 Washington Senators Team Panoramic
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        • #19
          1924 Washington Senators Champions Award Pendant
          In the days before rings were typically given to the Champions...
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          • #20
            Nice photos. Thanks for posting.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by disgrig View Post
              Nice photos. Thanks for posting.
              My pleasure!
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              • #22
                I have newspaper clippings from the San Francisco Chronicle (Oct 4-7, 1924) of Grantland Rice's preview of the Series and his account of Games 1-3. In his preview, he speaks of a Black Sox like cloud hanging over the Giants.

                SCANDAL TAINT HANGING OVER NY TEAM

                GIANTS HEAVY HEAERTED

                National League Pennant Winners Are Depressed by Expose

                by Grantland Rice

                WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct 3 -
                Melodrama has turned to tragedy, Washington, crowded to the final nook with a storming army of baseball fans is still waiting for its first big thrill when Walter Johnson sends his fast ball hurling by Giant bats, but the deep shadow of baseball's latest scandal is heavy over the entire scene.

                Washington has as much faith in the integrity of its club as it has in the baffling potency of Johnson's fast ball on a dark day, but the Giants have found their camp is pitched under the balck cloud of suspicion. Their heads may still be up, but their hearts are not. They have found that the vast baseball public refuses to believe that O'Connell and Dolan stand alone. They have come to their fourth world series feast of yellow gold, but a skeleton sits at the head of the table and the gray ghost of tragedy is serving the gold meal.


                Rice goes on in very vague terms, never mentioning what the scandal actually is about. He does not even hint at it in his accounts of Games 1-3. I was hoping the Washington newspaper would shed some light on this but they do not discuss it at all.

                O'Connell is John O'Connell who was banned by the Commisioner from organized baseball for life after the series. Dolan must be one of McGraw's coaches.


                I will eventually print more of Rice's preview that is pertinent to this issue.

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                • #23
                  O'Connell was Jimmy O'Connell. He said that he was approached by Cozy Dolan who said that Frank Frisch, George Kelly and Ross Youngs would pay Heine Sand of the Phillies to throw some games to the Giants at the end of the 1924 season. O'Connell approached Sand and was reported to the Commissioners Office.
                  Last edited by EdTarbusz; 01-06-2011, 08:57 AM.

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