Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Baseball Match-Fixing in Taiwan

Reports in Taiwan said baseball match-fixing began in May of 2009. Gangsters alleged to have payed players 30,000 to 3 million Taiwan dollars, the equivalent of up to $90,000 USD for throwing games. In response to these allegations Taiwan Premier Wu Den-Yih ordered an investigation into the island's national sport in October 2009. According to Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) rules if anyone is found guilty of fixing games they will be barred from playing baseball forever. Sounds similar to a certain USA baseball player by the name of Pete Rose.

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