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Forum: Sports 08 June 2010, 07:52 PM
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Baseball This Is Pete Rose's Corked Bat

You're looking at an X-ray of a Mizuno PR4192 bat, commissioned by Pete Rose specifically for his 1985 chase of baseball's all-time hits record. Inside, clear as day, is a piece of foreign material,...
Forum: Sports 29 May 2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,814
Posted By snopes
Tsk, Tsk We only "know" this because the people involved...

We only "know" this because the people involved (including Rose) say so; as you note, it's not like bookies preserve detailed records of bets for posterity. However, I don't believe any information...
Forum: Sports 29 May 2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,814
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Reporter The myth and reality of Joe Jackson

All my life I’d heard of Shoeless Joe Jackson, and any time his name was mentioned the phrases “Black Sox scandal” and “he was innocent” usually appeared in the same sentence.

But until I came to...
Forum: Sports 27 March 2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,814
Posted By snopes
Icon605 I don't know why it should be considered "ironic"...

I don't know why it should be considered "ironic" (or "hypocritical," or something similar). Major leaguers aren't barred from gambling; they're just prohibited from betting on baseball. If they...
Forum: Sports 17 March 2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,814
Posted By snopes
Throw Tomato Jackson admitted that he accepted money for...

Jackson admitted that he accepted money for throwing the Series but claimed that he played to the best of his ability anyway. Even if you take him at his word, the best you can say about him is that...
Forum: Sports 17 March 2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,814
Posted By snopes
Judge No, he was not. Jackson and the others were...

No, he was not. Jackson and the others were acquitted of conspiring to defraud the public and to injure the business of Charles Comiskey -- not because a jury determined they had not deliberately...
Forum: Sports 16 March 2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,814
Posted By snopes
Throw Tomato But: a) He didn't bet on his team...

But:

a) He didn't bet on his team consistently, which meant he had motivation to attempt to win some games at the expense of others.

b) Maybe he hasn't admitted it, but he did in fact bet on...
Forum: Sports 16 March 2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,814
Posted By snopes
Icon605 Only if you're betting the same amount on every...

Only if you're betting the same amount on every single game. Otherwise, you still have an incentive to do more to try to win the games on which you bet larger amounts of money.

- snopes
Forum: Sports 16 March 2007, 03:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,814
Posted By snopes
Read This! That was covered in the article linked in the OP:...

That was covered in the article linked in the OP:



- snopes
Forum: Sports 16 March 2007, 02:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,814
Posted By snopes
Throw Tomato Because: a) A manager can still use his...

Because:

a) A manager can still use his position to make moves that enhance the chances his team will win the games he bets on (or the games he bets more money on) at the expense of the team's...
Forum: Sports 15 March 2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,814
Posted By snopes
Tsk, Tsk Rose admits to betting on Reds every night

Pete Rose has revealed that he bet on the Reds "every night" while he was manager of the team and that the Dowd Report was correct when it said he did so.
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