Houston Astros Fire GM, Manager After MLB Investigation Finds Electronic Cheating


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On Monday, the Houston Astros’ manager and general manager were fired by the team’s owner after Major League Baseball determined the team had used an electronic system that stole other teams’ pitching signs throughout the 2017 season in which they won the World Series.

Prior to the firing of manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow by Houston Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane, Major League Baseball announced the two men had been suspended without pay for one season, as CNN reported. MLB also announced that the team would still have to forfeit its regular first- and second-round selections in 2020 and 2021 drafts and pay a $5 million fine.

During the MLB investigation, multiple people in the Astros organization told MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office that they knew of eight other teams that also used a system to decode signs of the other teams.

Although sign-stealing is perfectly legitimate if an opposing runner is able to do

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