The Fix Is In

A History of Baseball Gambling and Game Fixing Scandals


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

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.

Bibliographic Details

Daniel E. Ginsburg

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 327
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2004 [1995]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1920-3
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “important…carefully developed”—Choice
  • “thoroughly researched…an interesting and well-grounded history…an important contribution”—Nine
  • “thorough…clever”—Sports Collectors Digest
  • “a valuable addition to any sports reference collection”—Public Library Quarterly
  • “entertaining as well as informative”—Nineteenth Century Notes
  • “covers all the bases”—Reference & Research Book News