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Reading Baseball: Cheating and Stealing in Baseball

Baseball is back with a late July start date in the works.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of the 2020 baseball season, you may have forgotten about the dark cloud hanging over the game with the cheating scandal involving the Houston Astros’ 2017 championship season.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson looks at how cheating and stealing are part of the game, except when they cross the line.

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard “Pete” Peterson, the author of Growing Up With Clemente and the editor of The St. Louis Baseball Reader.