Fix Is in: A History of Baseball Gambling and Game Fixing Scandals

Fix Is in: A History of Baseball Gambling and Game Fixing Scandals

by Daniel E. Ginsburg

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Fix Is in: A History of Baseball Gambling and Game Fixing Scandals by Daniel E. Ginsburg

On September 27, 1865, gambler Kane McLoughlin paid William Wansley $100 to ensure that the Brooklyn Eckfords would beat the Mutuals of New York. Wansley bribed Mutuals shortstop Tom Devyr and third baseman Ed Duffy to join the plot. The result was a 23-11 win by the Eckfords in a game marked by “passed balls and...muffed easy flys.” Baseball was faced with its first gambling scandal.
This is a comprehensive account of gambling and game fixing scandals that have gripped the nation. Attention is rightly focused on the best known incidents (e.g., the Black Sox scandal and the Pete Rose case), but the lesser known scandals are covered in-depth as well. Included are two chapters on game fixing scandals in the minor leagues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786419203
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2004
Edition description: ALT
Pages: 327
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

The late Daniel E. Ginsburg lived in Washington, D.C., but was a part-time resident of Ay, France. He was the president and majority owner of Champagne de Meric, the only American-owned winery in Champagne.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introduction: The Evils of Gambling1
1.The Early Days3
2.The National Association15
3.The Louisville Scandal37
4.The Game Grows Up52
5.The Calm Before the Storm69
6.Hal Chase84
7.The Black Sox100
8.Days of Scandal163
9.The O'Connell-Dolan Affair184
10.The Cobb-Speaker Affair196
11.The Era of Tranquility213
12.The Denny McLain Incident228
13.The Pete Rose Scandal236
14.Minor League Scandals Before 1930255
15.Minor League Scandals from 1930 to 1994273
16.Summing It All Up291
Chapter Notes295
Bibliography299
Index305

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