Paulette saw little action as the backup first baseman to George Sisler. He was traded
to the Cardinals in 1917, and the
following year he played every position except
catcher. He hit .288 in a career-high 562 at-bats for the Phillies in 1920, but after
the season he was banned from baseball by Commissioner Landis for accepting gifts
»March 17, 1921:
Phils 1B Gene Paulette, ordered to appear before Commissioner Landis regarding alleged gambling, decides to retire from Organized Ball instead. He signs with a Massillon, Ohio semipro team.
»March 21, 1921: Gene Paulette is barred from organized baseball for life for taking part in throwing games. He played in more than 500 games, last playing for the Phils in 1920.