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Two distinct periods of gambling

Gambling in baseball is summed up in two separate eras: the late 1800s-early 1900s and Pete Rose's time.

Originally Published: January 7, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

It came all the way across the country, from my editor, at the speed of light ...

What we're looking for from you is a story along the lines of a timeline of gambling in baseball. Go back as far as possible and chronicle gambling events that took place.

"No problem," I replied.

There is a problem, though. The timeline really isn't a timeline at all, but rather two broad points.

1865-1920: Stinking Cesspool of Greed 1989-2004: Pete Rose

Is this a gross simplification? ...

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