Chick Gandil's story


In 1956, Chick Gandil wrote (with Melvin Duslag) a lengthy account of the scandal for Sports Illustrated in which he confessed everything. But he also claimed that the Sox hadn't actually thrown the Series, but lost legitimately because of the pressure they felt knowing they were under scrutiny. He also implicates Buck Weaver far more deeply in the conspiracy, saying Weaver -- far from being disinterested -- came up with a scheme to rip off both sets of gamblers. Not sure how much of Gandil's story to believe, but his is the only such account by one of the eight and is definitely worth reading. Link below.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1131689/1/i ndex.htm

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Thanks EJF, great read. To me it looks like we'll never know the real story, each guy has his own. But this is the first I've heard about Gandil's interview.

Sounds like a fustercluck from the get-go. OK we'll tank a few games, but then we'll come back and win the world series. We'll get money from the gamblers and be heroes for winning the world series. But it fell apart from the start. Nobody knew who to trust.

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The link to Gandil's piece seems to have changed. Here's an updated one:

http://www.si.com/vault/2005/11/04/8374526/the-black-sox-my-side-of-the-story

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Here is another working link that I found to the story

http://baseballhistorian.blogspot.com/2012/03/chick-gandils-side-of-story.html

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wow!



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