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Darrell White Dr Eubanks Writing II February 18 2003 White Sox are not clean It all started in 1919 the Chicago White Sox had the best record in baseball The White Sox players were the cream of the crop The team was on the verge of winning the World Series This fairytale didnt end with the White Sox winning the World Series it ended in embarrassment and disaster for the players and the organization The 1919 Chicago White Sox were the dominant team in the American League The players were the cream of the crop but paid as if they were bottom of the barrel scrubs The White Sox were to put it simply the best team money could buypar 2 The owner Charles Comiskey was able to get away with paying low salaries because of the reserve clause in players contracts This clause prevented players from changing teams without the permission of the owners The players on Charles Comiskeys 1919 Chicago White Sox team had plenty to complain aboutpar 1 Comiskey promised his players large bonuses but never came through with the money It was only a matter of time before the players started playing for themselves rather than the team That time came during the 1919 World Series when the White Sox played the Cincinnati Reds The mastermind of the plot to fix the World Series was Chick Gandil the first baseman On September 18 the fix was on Mr Chick Gandil and Joseph Sullivan agreed that Mr Gandil would lose the World Series intentionally for 80000 which was later changed to 100000 This was not a task Mr Gandil could achieve himself He recruited pitcher Eddie Cicotte who Comiskey promised 10000 if he won 30 games but was benched after he achieved 29 victories Mr Cicotte went along for 10000 Mr Gandil also recruited pitcher Lefty Williams and shortstop Swede Risberg for his posse An unexpected addition was Fred McMullin who
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