One of the ringleaders of the infamous Chicago Black Sox, who threw the 1919 World Series to Cincinnati.
He ran away from home at age 17 to play baseball, making ends meet with odd jobs and the occasional boxing match.
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.
He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the only child of Swiss immigrants Christian and Louise Bechel Gandil.
Greasy Neale played on the winning Cincinnati team in the infamous 1919 World Series.