Now on Exhibit
1919 Cincinnati Reds World Series Exhibit
In 1919, the Cincinnati Reds won the world championship, a victory that was marred by a betting scandal involving their opponents, the Chicago White Sox, who were accused of intentionally losing to the Reds in exchange for a payoff from a gambling syndicate. The so-called "Black Sox" scandal rocked Major League baseball and led to the appointment of the sport's first commissioner.
BCM's exhibit celebrates the champion Reds on the eve of the 100th anniversary of their win. The exhibit, loaned by a private collector, includes authenticated player postcards of the full 1919 Reds team from when they won the National League pennant, plus autographs, World Series souvenir programs, scorecards, newspapers and more. One section of the exhibit addresses the controversy surrounding the "Black Sox" episode, which led to the expulsion of eight White Sox players and was the basis for the1980s feature film, Eight Men Out.
The exhibit, which is included with museum admission, will be on display through the World Series.
For children growing up in the early 1900s, Seckatary Hawkins was the main character in a series of beloved books, newspaper serials and radio shows written by Covington, KY author Robert F. Schulkers. His stories, which stressed such values as loyalty, honesty, friendship and patriotism, led to the birth of the Fair & Square Clubs of Seckatary Hawkins in 1923, with the motto “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.”
Nearly a century later the clubs still endure at Behringer-Crawford Museum. The museum’s collections include a selection of Seck Hawkins memorabilia, including books, statuettes, comic strips, pennants. . . even a Seckatary Hawkins board game. A display case in the Rivers Gallery holds some of the collections along with a model of the Fair & Square Club’s fictional clubhouse
The Fair & Square Club exists on the internet and holds meetings every two years in Covington. Membership is free. To learn more or to join, visit www.seckatary.com.