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Chick Gandil from the Chronology
Sep 28, 1920 - The Illinois grand jury indicts the 8 Chicago players in the 1919 WS scandal and Charles Comiskey immediately suspends the seven players (Chick Gandil had retired before the season). Yankees owners Jacob Ruppert and Cap Huston send a telegram to Chicago owner Charles Comiskey offering to place their entire team at his disposal following the suspension of 8 players in the scandal. Comiskey says he cannot accept the proposal.
Oct 2, 1919 - Charles Comiskey tells NL president Heydler that Sox manager Kid Gleason is suspicious of his players. Heydler confers with Ban Johnson who takes no action fearing it will look like revenge against Comiskey with whom he has been feuding. As the games unfold reporters Ring Lardner and Christy Mathewson do not like what they see. Chicago reporter Hugh Fullerton will raise questions during the winter. Comiskey will offer a reward for information but the 1920 season will open with the same lineup for Chicago minus Chick Gandil who will be in the PCL.
Oct 1, 1919 - Just before the start of the WS the highly favored White Sox became the betting underdogs. A year later the White Sox will become the Black Sox and 8 of them-pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Lefty Williams outfielders Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch 1B Chick Gandil SS Swede Risberg 3B Buck Weaver and utility infielder Fred McMullin-will be barred from baseball for taking part in throwing the Series. It will take that long for the story to unfold as most observers at the time see nothing amiss when the Series opens in Cincinnati.
Apr 14, 1917 - In St. Louis Chicago's Eddie Cicotte pitches a no-hitter over the Browns winning easily 11-0. Cicotte faces just 30 batters with the only near-hit a line drive by Jimmy Austin that Chick Gandil fumbles. "And not without cause for Jimmy's drive had whiskers like a German who was trapped for ten days on Vimy Ridge." (Chicago Tribune). Cicotte's 28 wins and 1.53 ERA will top the AL.
Aug 22, 1915 - In the 2nd inning of game one of a doubleheader versus Detroit the crowd sees the Senators score a run with no times at bat the only time its ever happened. Chick Gandil and Merito Acosta walk; Buff Williams sacrifices and George McBride hits a sacrifice fly scoring Gandil and the Tigers catch Acosta off 2B when OF Bobby Veach throws to Ossie Vitt. Washington's Walter Johnson goes on to win 8-1 and snap the Tigers' 9-game win streak.
May 14, 1914 - The White Sox's Jim Scott pitches a no-hitter for 9 innings then loses to Washington 1-0 in the 10th. The first hit is by Chick Gandil who scores on Howard Shanks' single. It is the first of a record three no-hitters that White Sox rookie C Ray Schalk will catch in his 17 years with the team.
May 30, 1912 - The Washington Nationals buy 1B Chick Gandil for $12000 and two players from Montreal of the International League. He is immediately inserted in the lineup and Washington begins a 17-game winning streak-16 on the road-that will be stopped on June 19th.