Chick Gandil

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Birthday
19, 1888
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Dec 13, 1970 (82)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1888
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Dec 13, 1970 (82)

About

One of the ringleaders of the infamous Chicago Black Sox, who threw the 1919 World Series to Cincinnati.

Before Fame

He ran away from home at age 17 to play baseball, making ends meet with odd jobs and the occasional boxing match.

Trivia

With the Sox owner Charles Comiskey considered a cheapskate by him and other star players, the money the gamblers offered him represented nearly nine times what he'd make in a year.

Family Life

He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the only child of Swiss immigrants Christian and Louise Bechel Gandil.

Associated With

Greasy Neale played on the winning Cincinnati team in the infamous 1919 World Series.