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Gambling in Baseball – America’s Game #6

As the American Civil War came to an end, the first fixed game in baseball made its debut. That's right, we're talking gambling in baseball!

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As the American Civil War came to an end, the first fixed game in baseball made its debut. That’s right, we’re talking gambling and baseball! Sticking to today’s theme, we also look at players banned because of gambling and fixing games. We end the episode by discussing the player with the greatest natural swing in the game of baseball: Shoeless Joe Jackson. Shoeless Joe Jackson played exemplary baseball, tried to remove himself from a game he knew was fixed, but the managers and owners refused to remove him. Shoeless Joe Jackson did nothing wrong. So why did he get banned from baseball? Listen to find out because what happened to him is not right and this gutless act needs to be corrected. I get really heated in this episode so get ready.

Blaine

Blaine is a retired attorney and professional wrestling promoter. He hosts Snapshots and Dinner and a... podcast.

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