1919 World Series | Collyer’s Eye | Hugh Fullerton | The Verdict | Joe Jackson Trial | I Recall | This Is the Truth! | Chick Gandil
Oct. 1 at Cincinnati Reds 9, Chicago White Sox 1
Oct. 2 at Cincinnati Reds 4 Chicago White Sox 2
Oct. 3 at Chicago White Sox 3 Cincinnati Reds 0
Oct. 4 at Cincinnati Reds 2 Chicago White Sox 0
Oct. 6 at Cincinnati Reds 5 Chicago White Sox 0
Oct. 7 at Chicago White Sox 5 Cincinnati Reds 4
Oct. 8 at Chicago White Sox 4 Cincinnati Reds 1
Oct. 9 at Cincinnati Reds 10 Chicago White Sox 5
Cincinnati Reds win 5-3
Collyer’s Eye Exposé on 1919 World’s Series
Details of Great Baseball Scandal by Hugh Fullerton, 1920
Joe Jackson Trial
I Recall—Hugh Fullerton’s story of the 1919 World Series
THIS IS MY STORY OF THE BLACK SOX SERIES By ARNOLD (CHICK) GANDIL, Sports Illustrated, Sept 17, 1956
September 23, 28-29, 1920
Chicago Tribune September 29, 1920
“WE THREW WORLD SERIES.”
To Indict Gamblers Today Is Plan
Following the indictment of eight White Sox players on a charge of conspiracy to commit an unlawful act, in relation to the throwing of the 1919 world’s series games with Cincinnati, and the confessions of two of them, Eddie Cicotte and Joe Jackson, the grand jury got ready last night for more indictments today.
The jurors intend today to find the missing link—the man who was the go-between—the man who gave the gamblers’ money to the ball players. The man is said to be Abe Attel, a former prizefighter.
The eight indicted men are:
EDDIE CICOTTE, pitcher, admitted he received $10,000 from the agent of a gambling syndicate,
JOE JACKSON, outfielder, confessed $5,000 was paid to him.
FRED McMULLEN, utility man.
OSCAR (HAPPY) FELSCH, center fielder.
CHARLES (SWEDE) RISBERG, shortstop.
CLAUDE WILLIAMS, pitcher.
GEORGE (BUCK) WEAVER, third baseman.
ARNOLD (CHICK) GANDIL, former first baseman, who quit major league baseball at the beginning of the present season.
Williams on Grill Today.
Jackson said he was promised $20,000, the price he asked, and was given only $5,000.
Claude (“Lefty”) Williams, the man who handed Jackson the $5,000, will be the central figure in the investigation today.
Williams will be asked who gave him the money. He may also be questioned as to his career in the Coast league, and he may be asked as to his knowledge of a scandal regarding fixed hames that occurred shortly after Salt Lake City entered the league. Williams, questioned as to his part in the conspiracy, was non-commital last night.
Raps Jackson’s War Record.
After comment on the shipyards record of Joe Jackson during the war, Williams said:
If I’ve got anything to say I’ll say it to the grand jury, if they want to call me, Nobody’s got anything on me, My word’s as good as Jackson’s. They’re not stampeding me. I’ve got no yellow streak.
Did I give Jackson $5,000? Ask the policeman on the corner. He may tell you something. I’m not talking for publication. I’m not stampeded either—get me?
Cicotte confessed first to Comiskey. He went to the “Old Roman’s” office early yesterday morning.
“I don’t know what you’ll think of me,” he said, “but I got to tell you how I double crossed you, Mr. Comiskey, I did double cross you. I’m a crook. I got $10,000 for being a crook.”
“Don’t tell it to me,” said Comiskey. “Tell it to the grand jury.”
Eddie Cicotte deposition, 1920