Chic Gandil - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

Charles Arnold “Chick” Gandil (1888-1970) is considered the ringleader of the 1919 Black Sox Scandal that got seven players from the Chicago White Sox banned from baseball for life for their involvement in the alleged “throwing” of the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. Gandil played 9 seasons for the Chicago White Sox (1910), the Washington Senators (1912-1915, the Cleveland Indians (1916) and the Chicago White Sox (1917-1919). A bit of a malcontent early on, Gandil struggled with management at each club, but played solidly in the field and at the plate. Chick led the American League in fielding percentage four times and assists three times, and posted a career .992 fielding percentage. His superior ability in the field was coupled with his solid prowess at the plate, posting a career .277 batting average with 1,176 hits, 557 RBI and 151 stolen bases. Gandil’s relationship with gambler and bookie, Joseph “Sport” Sullivan led to the 1919 Black Sox Scandal that ensnared seven member of the 1919 AL pennant winning White Sox. Sullivan’s high-priced offer of $10,000 per player who participated in the “fix” was to good to pass up, and Gandil became the recruiter of the scheme. Though all alleged participants in the Black Sox Scandal were acquitted in 1921, new commissioner Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis banned the eight White Sox players from baseball.

Condition Census (Explain)

  • "Chic" Gandil
  • "Chic" Gandil Blank Back
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT 6
3 EX-MT 6
5 EX+ 5.5
6 EX 5
7 GOOD 2


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