The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Time: Ranking Sports' Most Notorious Fixes, Cover-ups, and Scandals

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2009 - Social Science - 353 pages
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Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood of each conspiracy from 1 to 5, Kalb boldly asks:
Did baseball avoid integration in the 1930s and 1940s with an unwritten agreement? Was Super Bowl III a fixed game? Did Sonny Liston throw both of his fights vs. Muhammad Ali? Was the NBA s first-ever draft lottery fixed? Why did Michael Jordan really retire from basketball the first time? Are some NASCAR race outcomes too good to be true? Did the New England Patriots cheat their way to a dynasty? What really happened at the 1921 Kentucky Derby? Why weren t any Japanese players signed to major league contracts from 1965-1995? And much more!
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The 25 greatest sports conspiracy theories of all time: ranking sports' most notorious fixes, cover-ups, and scandals

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The old-fashioned concept of sportsmanship takes a beating in these essays by Kalb, known as "Mr. Stats" for his broadcast work with NBC, HBO Sports and more. Scrutinizing more than two dozen famous ... Read full review

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Elliott Kalb has been the Editorial Director of MLB Network since its inception in 2009. Previously, Kalb was known for his broadcast work with NBC Sports, HBO Sports, TNT, and CBS-Westwood One Radio Network. He is an eight-time Sports Emmy winner, including a 2009 victory for producing baseball for NBC from the Beijing Olympics. Kalb wrote columns for foxsports.com for three years, and is the author of three previous books, including Who's Better, Who's Best in Baseball? Kalb lives in northern New Jersey with his wife Amy and his children. Mark Weinstein is a book editor and writer specializing in sports. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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