“If I had thought of it at all I would have thought of it as a thing that merely happened at the end of some inevitable chain. It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million people with the single-mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe” Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was referring to the __________
A. Outbreak of the civil war.
B. Bombing of Pearl Harbour
C. Break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters in Watergate building
D. Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
E. Fixing the 1919 world series.

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Hint: Author F. Scott. Fitzgerald was a famous short story writer, essayist and screenwriter. His novels and plots surrounded the extravagance of the Jazz Age.

Complete answer: The above words were said by Author F. Scott Fitzgerald who was referring to the fixing of the 1919 world series. The 1919 world series is also referred to as the Black Sox scandal. This was a major scandal in the field of baseball fixing. The eight members of the Black Sox were accused of taking money against the Cincinnati Reds in the world series from a gambling syndicate which was led by Arnold Rothstein, Aiden Clayton and Aaron Nelson. All the eight men were banned from professional baseball in spite of being acquitted on trial in 1921.
Therefore, option E is correct.

Note: In Spite of several requests for allowing the members of the Black Sox to play, the ban continued. Several books, literature and movies have been made based on this scandal. The book written by Arnold F. Scott Fitzgerald called The Great Gatsby is also based on the fixing of the 1919 world series.