Since it’s the off-season and we can’t spend every day writing about why Raisel Iglesias needs to be a starter next season, I thought it would be an appropriate time to embark upon a project that I’ve been wanting to explore for years. That is, I thought it would be fun to look at the […]
On June 9, 1920, former Red Lee Magee loses a lawsuit to return to baseball after he admitted his role in attempting to fix Reds’ baseball games.
Here’s the story from “Redleg Journal” by Greg Rhodes and John Snyder:
“A Cincinnati jury believes the charges that former Reds player Lee Magee attempted to fix a game in 1918 while playing for the Reds, and thus rules against Magee’s bid to return to baseball…Magee had sued for reinstatement when his new club, the Chicago Cubs, tore up his contract after learning of Magee’s involvement in the tainted game. Baseball applauded the verdict, but testimony in Magee’s trial revealed that Reds players had placed numerous bets on the Reds to win in 1917 and 1918 and were not disciplined.”