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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Offers 3 Events for 100th anniversary of the Black Sox Scandal


-    Cal Crim was Cincinnati’s super-cop – part Batman, part Sherlock Holmes. He was so popular that in 1901, when wounded in a shootout with “Foley the Goat,” the citizens of Cincinnati chipped in to pay off his mortgage. Crim collared the murderers of poor Pearl Bryan and the Turkey King of Winchester, Kentucky. And it was Crim who unraveled the plot behind the 1919 Black Sox scandal. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of one of the single most infamous events in sports history, join us as renowned local historian Greg Hand, regular contributor to Cincinnati Magazine and WCPO-TV’s “Cincy Lifestyle” show, discusses the events that led to the unraveling of the Black Sox’s plot to throw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Free. Registration not required.

o   Wednesday, October 02, 2019
§   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
§  Downtown Main Library
§  Main Library - Genealogy & Local History Program Space

      Join us for a jaunt around Cincinnati hosted by the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County and American Legacy Tours exploring the places and historic events that shaped the infamous Black Sox Scandal of 1919. Our city’s side of this otherwise well-documented story is often overlooked, and this walking tour sheds light on its lesser known facts, locations, and people. The walk itself, which encompasses a flat ¾ of a mile path, is wheelchair accessible. 

Tour starts in the atrium at the Downtown Main Library at 9:45 am, where you’ll learn about great resources the library offers sport history buffs, and how you can use our MakerSpace to create high quality posters of newspaper headlines from all your favorite teams’ big wins! Tour ends on Fountain Square at roughly noon. Wear comfortable shoes!

Free. Registration required. Questions? Email
o   Saturday, October 05, 2019
§  9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
§  Downtown Main Library Atrium

-     During the first week of October 1919, the World Series took place between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox. The Reds would go on to win the championship after eight games. However, the series was later investigated due to a scandal involving the Chicago team. Join Reds historians Greg Rhodes and Greg Gajus for a discussion on Cincinnati’s side of the events during the series and the fallout afterwards. Historic 1919 World series-related artifacts and treasures from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum will be on display at the program. Free. No registration required.

o   Saturday, October 05, 2019
§  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
§  Downtown Main Library
§  Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge

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