Event: A New York Police Department investigation into a Mafia-controlled gambling ring caught Samuels betting with a bookie on a wiretap, the New York Daily News reported. Samuels later admitted to an MLB investigator that he had bet on baseball, but only on “one occasion.”
Although betting had been an ongoing problem in baseball since the 1870s, it reached a head in this scandal, resulting in radical changes in the game's organization. It resulted in the appointment of a Commissioner of Baseball ( Kenesaw Mountain Landis ) who took firm steps to try to rid the game of gambling influence permanently.
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However, in 1989, allegations of Rose betting on baseball came to light, and an investigation revealed many of the charges to be true. As punishment, then-commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti, in a move that stunned fans everywhere, permanently banned Rose from baseball — no playing, no managing, and no Hall of Fame.