Joe Jackson, Lefty Williams, Happy Felsch, Buck Weaver, Swede Risberg, Chick Gandil, Eddie Cicotte, Fred McMullin.

Eight names forever linked in baseball infamy. They, of course, are the members of the Chicago White Sox who received lifetime banishment from baseball for conspiring to throw the 1919 World Series against Cincinnati.

While the dark cloud that hovered over the sport would eventually fade away, the discussion hasn’t. Charles Fountain examines the myriad details in his new book, The Betrayal, released on October 15.

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About The Author

Brian Wright

With more than a decade’s worth of sports journalism experience, Brian Wright has been featured on Bleacher Report, SB Nation, and The Washington Examiner. In addition to his hosting duties, Brian is the Lead MLB Writer for The Sports Daily, a contributor by way of other freelance work, and a staff writer with the Stafford County Sun (VA). He has conducted several in-depth interviews, outside of this show, with such notables as Don Sutton, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Ray Knight. Brian is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) and would be the unofficial Washington D.C. bureau chief of the New York Mets fan club (if there was such a thing).

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