In 1919, eight members of the Chicago White Sox allegedly threw the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate led by Arnold Rothstein. Court records suggest that the eight players received $70,000 to $100,000 for losing five games to three. On October 1, the day of Game One, there were rumors amongst gamblers that the series was fixed, and a sudden influx of money being bet on Cincinnati caused the odds against them to fall rapidly. Eight members of the White Sox baseball team were banned by the first Commissioner of Baseball, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, for their involvement in the fix.