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MLB game-fixing investigation uncovers lies, luck and hard feelings
Reports that a pitcher and handicapper were fixing Pittsburg Pirates games in 2012 prompted an unusual investigation – one involving Major League Baseball investigators as well as organized crime detectives from the New York Police Department.
According to The Center for Investigative Reporting:
Before it was over, their investigation would lead to a tense standoff by the side of an Arizona desert road, where more than a dozen armed officers confronted two frightened young women with a baby in an effort to track down James Hunter.
The outcome would hinge on separating fact from fantasy in the interpersonal dynamics of two former youth baseball teammates from a small New England town – one of whom grew up to become a major league pitcher, the other a sports gambler.
Read the story here.