On October 1, 1919, 1919 – Just before the start of the World Series, the highly favored Chicago White Sox become the betting underdogs in the best-of-nine contest. Eddie Cicotte, a 29-game winner, is driven from the hill in a five-run 4th inning. The Cincinnati Reds’ Dutch Ruether pitches a six-hitter and helps himself with three RBI on two triples and a single for a 9 – 1 victory.