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Baseball's cheating history includes its most famous home run, the 'Shot Heard 'Round the World'; Sign-stealing hardly started with the Houston Astros. The New York Giants used a similar system when they won the 1951 pennant.

Feb 13, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

If you think the Houston Astros pulled off a feat with their sign-stealing en route to the 2017 World Series title, they've got nothing on the 1951 New York Giants. A highly similar scheme by the Giants not only sparked an amazing run to the National League pennant but also led to the most famous home run in baseball history: the "Shot Heard 'Round the World."

Both teams used a "spy" in center field to steal the opposing catcher's signals and relay them to the batter. For the Astros, it wa...