Jimmy O’Connell

Claiming that coach Cozy Dolan and all the Giants were behind it, O’Connell confessed to offering Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand $500 to throw a game in 1924. Sand had turned him down and reported it; the other Giants denied their involvement. Dolan and O’Connell, for whom New York had paid $75,000 two years earlier, were banned from baseball for life.