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MLB Player Banned for Life for Betting on Baseball

Jared Diamond and Lindsey Adler, Wall Street Journal

Major League Baseball has banned San Diego Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano for life—and suspended four other players for one year—for violating the sport’s gambling policy. 

Marcano is believed to be the first active player to be kicked out of baseball for betting since Jimmy O’Connell of the New York Giants in 1924. He is also the most prominent person to be permanently banned for wagering on baseball since all-time hits leader Pete Rose accepted his lifetime banishment while he was a manager in 1989.

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