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The 1924 New York Giants finished first in the National League with a record of 93-60, winning the pennant by 1½ games over one of their chief rivals, the Brooklyn Robins. They went on to the 1924 World Series, their fourth straight, which they lost to the Washington Senators in seven games.

In the final series of the 1924 season, the Giants were playing the Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds and battling for the pennant with the Robins. Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell offered Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand $500 to throw the games. Sand rejected the bribe and reported it to Phillies manager Art Fletcher. It eventually led to the life-time suspension of O'Connell and Giants coach Cozy Dolan by Commissioner Landis, although future-Hall of Famers Frankie Frisch, George Kelly, and Ross Youngs were also implicated.

Frisch, the second baseman, was an offensive dynamo, hitting .328 with 69 RBI while falling just shy of 200 hits with 198. Virgil Barnes and Jack Bentley won 16 games apiece to pace the pitching staff.

By WIKI
 
 
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New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Senators

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