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Cast:

Nick Acocella . . . Himself
Peter Alter . . . Himself
Joe Anders . . . Himself
Furman Bisher . . . Himself
Ken Burns . . . Himself
William A. Cook . . . Himself
Frank DeFord . . . Himself
Dr. Susan Dellinger . . . Herself
Paul Duffy Esq. . . . Himself
Chris Eckes . . . Himself
John Erardi . . . Himself
Dr. David Fletcher . . . Himself
Michael Gibbons . . . Himself
Bob Hoie , , , Himself
Donald Honig . . . Himself
Joe Jackson Sr. . . . Himself
Kenesaw Mountain Landis . . . Himself (archival
footage)
Richard Lindberg . . . Himself
Robert Lipsyte . . . Himself
Bill Madden . . . Himself
Alan Muchlinski . . . Himself
Mike Nola . . . Himself
Jack O'Connell . . . Himself
Michael J. Pellowski . . . Himself
David Pietrusza . . . Himself
Jacob Pomanke . . . Himself
Allan H. "Bud" Selig , , , Himself
Bert Sugar . . . Himself
Mark Texeira . . . Himself
John Thorn . . . Himself
Daniel J. Voelker . . . Himself
Ted Williams . . . Himself (archival footage)
Triumph & Tragedy:
The Rise and Fall of the
1919 White Sox
MLB Network
Original Airdate: Saturday, November 13, 2010
MLB Network first broadcast Major League Baseball
Productions’ documentary ‘Triumph and Tragedy: The 1919
Chicago White Sox,’ on Saturday, November 13 at 9:00 PM.

The documentary recounts the events that led eight members of
the White Sox – Eddie Cicotte, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Buck
Weaver, Arnold “Chick” Gandil, Oscar “Happy” Felsch, Fred
McMullin, Charles “Swede” Risberg, and Claude “Lefty”
Williams – to become part of a gambling scheme in advance of
the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds and turn what
could have been a dynasty into one of the most infamous clubs in
Major League Baseball history.

Beginning with the players’ involvement in the fixing of the series
and leading to their later expulsion from baseball, Triumph and
Tragedy details the appointment of the first commissioner of
Major League Baseball and the steps taken to preserve the game,
and role of Babe Ruth in ushering an new era and reinvigorating
the sport.

Using photos that have never before been seen on TV, MLB
Productions also incorporated player recreation for the first time
and gathered new interviews with historians, writers and authors
Ken Burns, Frank DeFord, Dr. Susan Dellinger, Robert Lipsyte,
Bill Madden, Bert Sugar, David Pietrusza, and John Thorn.

The show also features a reading of original MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis’s judgment against the “eight men
out,” read by MLB players Josh Hamilton, Mark Teixeira and
Eric Chavez, journalists DeFord and Sugar, and MLB Network’s
Barry Larkin and Al Leiter. Triumph and Tragedy is narrated by
MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian.

Highlights of the episode include:

“One of the greatest tragedies in the history of the sport took
place in that Fall Classic.” – Ken Burns

“Judge Landis’s announcement was succinct and forceful.
Basically, it laid the ground rules for a new era in baseball.” – Bert
Sugar

“People still say that if Babe Ruth did not come along at that time
and started hitting home runs, that baseball might never have
recovered its honor.” – Frank DeFord

“I couldn’t imagine entering a game where there were rumors of
my teammates or players on the other team fixing a game. I think
it’s great what Judge Landis did so many years ago because this
game is played for the fans. If we don’t have integrity, if those fans
don’t know that were playing with 100 percent to win every single
game, then they’re not going to show up anymore and we don’t
have a game.” – Mark Teixeira

“The “Black Sox” scandal in its way strengthened baseball. The
idea that baseball can go through a crisis, can clean itself up, could
come out strong and seemingly pure at the other end, I think gave
America the sense that this really was indeed our game.” – Robert
Lipsyte