On October 2, 1919 — The Chicago White Sox lose the second game of the World Series, 4 – 2, to the Cincinnati Reds. Lefty Williams, one of eight Sox players involved in a Series-fixing scandal, walks three men in the fourth inning. Williams will pitch solid through the first three innings before walking 3 and giving up 3 run in the fourth. He will then be solid again the rest of the way surrendering just 1 more run in the ninth, but the Sox will score only two runs, losing the contest 4-2.

After the game, he is confronted and attacked by Sox catcher Ray Schalk.

Cincinnati Reds baserunner Greasy Neale is out trying to steal second base as White Sox shortstop Swede Risberg gets down the tag during Game 2 of the 1919 World Series at Redland Field in Cincinnati.

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