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The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... is a series that examines
the athletes, coaches, front office personnel and even fans who
over the years have been blamed for either a team's failure, their
individual failure, a bad trade, a bad draft pick, or the demise of a
franchise. The shows begin by explaining why that individual or
team has been blamed over the years and then it peels away the
layers between fact and fiction and count down the Top 5
Reasons You Can't Blame them. This fast-paced series is a mix
of documentary storytelling and the entertaining elements that
make countdown shows fun to watch.

The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame the 1919 Chicago White
Sox for "Throwing" the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds:

1. They Were Acquitted
2. Game Stats Are Inconclusive
3. Lack of a Whistleblower
4. Charles Comiskey
5. Rampant Corruption


Host: Brian Kenny
Producer: Jeff Dubinsky

Cast:

Nick Acocella . . . Himself
Dave Anderson . . . Himself
Eliot Asinof . . . Himself
Furman Bisher . . . Himself
Robert Burk . . . Himself
Al Capone . . . Himself (archival footage)
Gene Carney . . . Himself
John Christgau . . . Himself
Eddie Cicotte . . . Himself (archival footage)
Charles Comiskey III . . . Himself
William Cook . . . Himself
Robert Creamer . . . Himself
Marc Fisher . . . Himself
David Fleitz . . . Himself
Alma Gehre . . . Herself
Steve Gehre . . . Himself
Peter Golenbock . . . Himself
Louis Hegeman . . . Himself
Bob Hoie . . . Himself
Ed Hotaling . . . Himself
Jerome Holtzman . . . Himself
Shoeless Joe Jackson . . . Himself (archival footage)
Kenesaw Mountain Landis . . . Himself (archival footage)
William Klingaman . . . Himself
Leonard Koppett . . . Himself
Jack Lang . . . Himself
Guglielmo Marconi . . . Himself (archival footage)
Dan Nathan . . . Himself
Roberta Newman . . . Herself
Mike Nola . . . Himself
Daniel Okrent . . . Himself
David Pietrusza . . . Himself
Gerald Risberg . . . Himself
Robert Risberg . . . Himself
Kelly Boyer Sagert . . . Herself
Victoria Sherrow . . . Herself
Murray Sperber . . . Himself
Irving Stein . . . Himself
Studs Terkel . . . Himself
John Thorn . . . Himself
Jules Tygiel . . . Himself
George Vass . . . Himself
Ann Cipriano Venzon . . . Herself
Fay Vincent . . . Himself
Woodrow Wilson . . . Himself (archival footage)


A production of ESPN, 2005
Top Five Teasons You Can't Blame
The 1919 White Sox
for "Throwing" the World Series
ESPN Classic
Original Airdate: November 3, 2005