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Babe Ruth played in the 1918 World Series against the Chicago Cubs that the Red Sox won 4-2. (AP)
Babe Ruth played in the 1918 World Series against the Chicago Cubs that the Red Sox won 4-2. (AP)

The Red Sox are at a season high right now with six wins in a row. The Sox downed the Tigers 4-3 at Fenway Thursday night on a dramatic game-winning hit from Carl Crawford in the bottom of the ninth inning.

On Friday the Red Sox face the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park. It's the Cubs' first Boston visit since Game 6 of the 1918 World Series. The Sox won that game 2-1, and won the World Series four games to two.

Which brings us to the new rumors: Some baseball historians are suggesting the 1918 Series was fixed.

We know for sure the Chicago White Sox threw the 1919 World Series in the infamous "Black Sox" scandal.

One of the players on that team, Eddie Cicotte, played for the Cubs the year before, and reportedly said that team took a dive, too.

On Friday's Morning Edition, Richard Johnson, curator of the Sports Museum of New England here in Boston, tried to get to the bottom of those rumors.

This program aired on May 20, 2011.

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