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"A baseball book that reads like a spy novel--a story about cheaters and the cheated that has the power to forever change how we feel about the game." --Brian Williams, MSNBC anchor and host of The 11th Hour
The definitive insider story of one of the biggest cheating scandals to ever rock Major League Baseball, bringing down high-profile coaches and players, and exposing a long-rumored sign-stealing dark side of baseball
By the fall of 2019, most teams in Major League Baseball suspected that the Houston Astros, winners of the 2017 World Series, had been stealing signs for several years. Deconstructing exactly what happened in this explosive story, award-winning sports reporter and analyst Andy Martino reveals how otherwise good people like Astros manager A. J. Hinch, bench coach Alex Cora, and veteran leader Carlos Beltrán found themselves on the wrong side of clear ethical lines.
Along the way, Martino explores the colorful history of cheating in baseball, from notorious episodes like the 1919 "Black Sox" fiasco all the way to the modern steroid era. But as Martino deftly shows, the Astros scandal became one of the most significant that the game has ever seen--its fallout ensnaring many other teams, as victims, alleged cheaters, or both. Like a riveting true sports whodunit, Cheated
is an electrifying, behind-the-scenes look into the heart of a scandal that shocked the baseball world.
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