ceeding games the players all showed poor form and admitted to him after each game that they could not "get their stride."
He said he made several suggestions which would help the grand jury in getting at the bottom of the rumors and hints that the World's title was tossed away by the Sox for the benefit of a gambling syndicate.
The grand jury investigation then was continued until Tuesday. As the jury ceases operations on Sept. 30, that leaves only three days to complete the inquiry. No indictments are expected.
That "Rube" Benton, the New York Giants' pitcher, who is said to have won $3,800 on the world's series of 1919 after being tipped off by Hal Chase that the affair was "fixed" for Cincinnati to win, actually won $1,500, and said so in an affidavit now in the possession of President Heydler of the National league, was the statement made last night by Charles Herzog, Cub infielder, who in turn had been accused by Benton of offering him a bribe to "throw" a game late in 1919.
Benton, who arrived from New York yesterday and testified before the grand jury in its investigation of alleged crookedness in baseball, first declared to reporters that he hadn't bet at all on the series last fall. Later he told one reporter he had wagered a small amount in a café and handed it to the waiter. Still later, when asked pointedly regarding his betting on the series, he said he had wagered $20 on Cincinnati to win one of the games, and after winning the bet had spent the money over the bar in a New York saloon.
The alleged $1,500 winnings were disclosed by Herzog when he was told what his accuser had said regarding betting.
"I know Art Wilson and Tony Boeckel stated in their depositions that Benton had told them of winning about $3,800," said Herzog. "They made those depositions in May, while here in Chicago. It was in June, when Benton and myself were in President Heydler's office together, that the amount was named as $1,500. I was there when Benton named the amount in a sworn statement which Mr. Heydler has. Perhaps he will produce it when he appears before the grand jury next week.
"In his sworn statement Benton confessed to Heydler that he bet on the strength of a telegram he had received. That was the important point Mr. Heydler desired to bring out."
It was after his appearance before the grand jurors that Benton told of the $20 wager. He talked about [it] as follows:
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Publication information: Book title: Understanding the Great Gatsby:A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Contributors: Dalton Gross - Author, MaryJean Gross - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 66.
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