Today in Tribe History: February 25, 1917

Compiled by Jason Kaminski

A day after acquiring Smoky Joe Wood from Boston, the Cleveland Indians sell first baseman Chick Gandil to the Chicago White Sox for $3,500. Gandil would play three seasons for the White Sox before being banned for life from the game when he is found to be involved with a scandal to throw the World Series in 1919. He was one of eight players to be banned by then Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis and is credited for being the “ringleader” of the infamous scandal.


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