| 1920 Brooklyn Robins World Series Press Pin.
This piece of vintage baseball memorabilia dates from an age when the
Dodgers were named after Hall of Fame manager Wilbert Robinson.
Pins which have been distributed since 1911, are
distributed to members of the media by the host teams
for the World Series games. The press pins
are made to be worn on the lapel to provide reporters
access to cover the game. This
Field press pin has a Threaded Post
on the back. (not shown)
pin is from the first world Series after the Black Sox scandal
of 1919. Amid rumors of a gambling fix. Eight members of the participating Chicago White Sox were all charged with conspiring to throw the
World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. Throughout the 1920 season, the league offices were constantly denying accusations from the press that professional baseball itself was in on the take and made every effort to assure the fans that the 1919 scandal was an isolated incident. In an effort to win back the fan's approval, the commissioner decided on another best-of-nine series The
Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Robins in the
1920 World Series five games to two.
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