April 19, 2021

Yankees were indeed victimized by Astros’ 2017 cheating (New York Post)

This won’t go over well with the Yankees.

MLB’s lengthy probe into the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal revealed Monday that Houston electronically and illegally stole signs not only during the 2017 regular season — as initially reported by The Athletic — but also during those playoffs, when the Astros defeated the Yankees in seven games during the ALCS, en route to winning the World Series.

Commissioner Rob Manfed suspended Astros manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow for one season, and Houston fired both shortly thereafter; however, there are no plans to vacate the Astros’ World Series title, as many baseball fans on social media have clamored for.

In 2017, then-Houston bench coach and current Red Sox manager Alex Cora “arranged for a video room technician to install a monitor displaying the center field camera feed immediately outside of the Astros’ dugout.” the report said.

The Astros’ cheating lasted into the 2018 regular season, but not in the 2019 postseason, when Houston also defeated the Yankees in the ALCS.

The Astros used the center field camera to illegally steal pitchers’ signs in their ballpark, as former Houston pitcher Mike Fiers first…

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