Houston Astros accused of using electronic equipment to steal pitching signs

Houston Astros accused of using electronic equipment to steal pitching signs

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Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros are investigating new allegations that the Texas team illegally used electronic equipment to steal opponents’ pitching signs during their championship season two years ago, the Astros said Tuesday.

Four people associated with the Astros during the 2017 season said the team used a camera in the outfield to steal the signs that catchers flash to pitchers during home games, the subscription sports site The Athletic reported. That was the year the Astros won their only World Series title.

The Athletic quoted Mike Fiers, a pitcher who threw a no-hitter for the Astros in 2015, and three other unidentified people affiliated with the Astros as saying that during the 2017 season, players and other employees would monitor opposing catchers’ signals using a camera in center field of the team’s stadium, Minute Maid Park.

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