For his part in throwing the World Series, Chick earned $35,000.
After the 1919 World Series, Chick moved to California and by many accounts, spent money quite freely. At the start of the 1920 season, Chick asked White Sox owner Charles Comiskey for a $1,000 raise. Once denied, Chick retired from professional baseball.
In a 1956 Sports Illustrated interview, Chick Gandil admitted that the 1919 World Series had been fixed, but claimed that the White Sox loss to the Reds was "pure baseball fortune."