or the first time since 1903, the 1919 World Series was scheduled to be played as a best five-out-of-nine contest. This format was adopted as a means to boost revenue, but soon returned to a seven game series after the 1921 Fall Classic.
The Cincinnati Reds of the National League were making their first appearance ever in a World Series in 1919. The American League Champions, Chicago White Sox were appearing for the third time in their teams' history.
The schedule of the games were as follows: Games 1,2,6 and 7 were to be played at Cincinnait's Redland Field. Games 3,4,5 and 8 at Comiskey Park. Game nine was decided by the toss of a coin, and would have been played in Cincinnati, had it been necessary.