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Cincinnati tour shows "the year that changed baseball"

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"1919: The Year That Changed Baseball" walking tour celebrates Reds baseball and the history of Cincinnati.

The tour focuses on the events and activities surrounding the controversial 1919 World Series where the Cincinnati Reds took on the Chicago White Sox – a series now associated with the Black Sox Scandal in which several White Sox players agreed to throw the game for money.

The tour also highlights the “Father of the World Series,” who brokered the deal that helped form the modern Major Leagues and gave Cincinnati its first World Series Title.

The Black Box Scandal led to the establishment of the baseball commissioner's office and resulted in baseball's strict anti-gambling rules that are in effect to this day.

The tour moves through several famous spots in Downtown with a history even many baseball fans will find surprising.

The 1919 tour is conducted each Saturday from April 11 through October.

It begins at the Cincinnati USA Visitor Center at Fountain Square and lasts 90 minutes.

For more information on how you can buy tickets visit this website. 

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