Frustrated and angry at gettingonly$10,000 from Sullivan, seven ofthe players (only Joe Jackson was absent) met on the day before theSeriesopener at the Sinton Hotel in Cincinnati with Abe Attell. Attellrefused to pay the players any cash in advance, offering instead$20,000for each loss in the best-of-nine Series. The players complained,but told the gamblers that they would throw the first two games withCicotte and Williams asthescheduled starting pitchers.


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