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Essay heading: 1919 Black Sox Scandal
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Sport Sullivan, a gambler, proposed a fix to Chick Gandil in which the White Sox would lose the World Series and the would pay them to do so. (1) Obviously this idea sounded very appealing to Chick Gandil. So Chick Gandil agreed to do it if he would be paid $80,000. Next Chick Gandil went to his teammates one by one about the proposal...
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First he went to Eddie Cicotte, who at first rejected the idea but later agreed to it if he were paid $10,000 before the series started. (Asinof 1) Gandil then went after infielders such as "Swede" Risberg and Fred McMullin. (Linder 1) Gandil then went after another pitcher in "Lefty" Williams. (2) Chick Gandil then asked Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, and Oscar Felsch to meet with the other five the next night, they then agreed...
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