Former MLB pitcher Jack McDowell alleges '80s White Sox cheated with camera

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Former MLB pitcher Jack McDowell alleges '80s White Sox cheated with camera
Former MLB pitcher Jack McDowell alleges '80s White Sox cheated with camera

Former MLB pitcher and 1993 AL Cy Young winner Jack McDowell alleged in a radio appearance Friday morning that the White Sox had an illegal sign-stealing operation at old Comiskey Park in the late 1980s, and that Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa was the instigator of the scheme. Speaking to WFNZ-AM in Charlotte, where he serves as baseball coach for Queens University, McDowell said the White Sox had a camera zoomed in on opposing catchers and a light in an outfield Gatorade sign that could be controlled from the manager's office and would presumably let hitters know which pitches were coming. "I'm going to whistle-blow this thing now because I'm getting tired of this crap," McDowell told the station.

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