In 1920, 8 members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted on charges of conspiring to defraud the public. It should be noted that, at the time, there were no statutes in the state of Illinois that prohibited the fixing of a ballgame.

The following tables contain personal information as well as unofficial statistics of the players involved.

Edward Victor "Ed" Cicotte-Pitcher

Born: June 19, 1884, Detroit, Mich.
Died: May 5, 1969, Detroit, Mich.
Batted: Switch
Threw: Right
Stats of Interest
Years Wins Losses ERA Games Saved Complete Games
14 208 149 2.37 358 249

Claude Preston "Lefty" Williams-Pitcher

Born: March 9, 1893, Aurora, Mo.
Died: November 4, 1959, Laguna Beach, Ca.
Batted: Right
Threw: Left
Stats of Interest
Years Wins Losses ERA Games Saved Complete Games
7 82 48 3.13 152 81

Arnold Gandil-First Base

Born: January 19, 1887, St. Paul, Mn.
Died: December 13, 1970, Calistoga, Ca.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Stats of Interest
Years Games Played Batting Average Hits Homeruns RBI Stolen Bases
9 1147 .277 1176 11 557 153

Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson-Left Field

Born: July 16, 1888, Pickens County, Sc.
Died: December 5, 1951, Greenville, Sc.
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Stats of Interest
Years Games Played Batting Average Hits Homeruns RBI Stolen Bases
13 1330 .356 1774 54 785 202

Oscar Emil "Happy" Felsch-Center Field

Born: August 22, 1891, Milwaukee, Wi.
Died: August 17, 1964, Milwaukee, Wi.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Stats of Interest
Years Games Played Batting Average Hits Homeruns RBI Stolen Bases
6 749 .293 825 38 446 88

Charles August "Swede" Risberg-Shortstop

Born: October 13, 1894, San Francisco, Ca.
Died: October 13, 1975, Red Bluff, Ca.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Stats of Interest
Years Games Played Batting Average Hits Homeruns RBI Stolen Bases
4 476 .243 394 6 175 52

George Daniel "Buck" Weaver-Third Base

Born: August 18, 1890, Pottstown, Pa.
Died: January 31, 1956, Chicago, Il.
Batted: Switch
Threw: Right
Stats of Interest
Years Games Played Batting Average Hits Homeruns RBI Stolen Bases
9 1254 .272 1308 21 420 172

Frederick William "Fred" McMullin-Utility infield

Born: October 13, 1891, Scammon, Ks.
Died: November 21, 1952, Los Angeles, Ca.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Stats of Interest
Years Games Played Batting Average Hits Homeruns RBI Stolen Bases
6 304 .256 234 1 70 30

Although they were eventually cleared of criminal charges by a grand jury, all eight men were banned from all levels of professional baseball after the Black Sox scandal finally concluded. The Commissioner of Baseball, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, ordered their names and statistics be stricken from the record books.


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