A Final Twist in an Epic Baseball Swindle

A 1951 New York Giants coach suggests that Bobby Thomson was tipped off to the pitch he hit for ‘the shot heard ’round the world’ 

Last month, the Athletic, an online sports news outlet, reported that the Houston Astros cheated during their championship 2017 season. Sportswriters Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich found that Houston had connected a center-field camera (trained on opposing catchers) to a television monitor in the tunnel behind its dugout. There the Astros decoded the catchers’ signals and, with a bang on a trash can, relayed the pitch to the batter. Major League Baseball is investigating, and the Astros have said they are cooperating. Baseball has indicated that it is at last going to come down hard on teams that use technology to steal...