Chicago White Sox
1919 AL Champions
|Best known as the leader of the 1919 Black Sox scandal, Gandil approached his professional gambler friend, Joseph Sullivan , with the idea to fix the World Series. After consulting with his gambling acquaintances, Sullivan assured Gandil that the fix was on, and that $100,000 in total would be paid to the players. In addition to serving as the contact, Gandil was also responsible for recruiting and paying the players involved in the fix. Gandil received $35,000 for his role in throwing the World Series, which dwarfed his regular 1919 salary of $4,000. Gandil was banned for life from Major League Baseball by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, along with seven other White Sox players.