It's time to take you down the wormhole I've been following pretty much all day (c'mon, it's Friday). Apparently some footage of the 1919 World Series has been unearthed after decades being stored underground in the frozen wasteland of Canada. You remember the 1919 series, right? The one where eight members of hte heavily-favored Chicago White Sox took part in a conspiracy to throw the championship? The tale told in the book and movie "Eight Men Out"? Here's a piece from Deadspin that breaks it down nicely, and a more in-depth look from SABR. Check out the video below, along with another video of previously discovered newsreel footage from the same series. Yeah, I really nerd out when it comes to this stuff. Enjoy.
A little bit about me....
I've been Sports Director at News/Talk 1430 KASI since December 2005. I graduated from Iowa State just a few months before that. My career has also taken me to such exotic locals as Estherville, and Storm Lake, Iowa, Owatonna, Minnesota, and Silver City, New Mexico (long story-don't ask). I've also had the pleasure of working part-time at WOI Radio in Ames and WHO Radio in Des Moines while I was a student.
I'm a native of Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. It was there that I was inflicted with the curse of being a Minnesota Vikings fan. There is still no known cure, though many times I wish there was. I'm also an avid follower of the Minnesota Twins and of course, the Iowa State Cyclones.