Chick Gandil

Charles Arnold "Chick" Gandil (January 19, 1888 – December 13, 1970) was a professional baseball player. He played for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago White Sox of the American League. He is best known as the ringleader of the players involved in the 1919 Black Sox scandal. Described by his contemporaries as a "professional malcontent", he was physically well-built at 6'2" and 195 pounds, and had a mean and callous expression. He used both to display his toughness, and also did not hesitate to use sheer strength to get his point across.

Starting from his early youth, Chick Gandil seemed to be on a collision course with disaster. "There was a bad streak in him that ran from his toes to his crown," military historian, author and Copper League President, Samuel Marshall once said about Gandil.

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