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Baseball cop : the dark side of America's national pastime

Author: Eddie Dominguez; Christian Red; Teri Thompson
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Describes the corruption, including drug use, theft, and human trafficking, witnessed by the author during his nine years working in security for the Boston Red Sox and his six years working for Major League Baseball to clean up the sport.
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Named Person: Eddie Dominguez
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eddie Dominguez; Christian Red; Teri Thompson
ISBN: 9780316483971 0316483974
OCLC Number: 1048608290
Description: 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The beginning of the end --
Cuban roots --
BPD --
The FBI drug task force --
Operation Barbershop --
"Stand down!" --
Player trafficking --
Bonus skimming --
The early shocks of biogenesis --
Double cross --
"Tell the DEA I want this done f--ing now!" --
Hacker --
Justice --
"Queen for a day" --
"This town is a hustler's town."
Responsibility: Eddie Dominguez ; with Christian Red & Teri Thompson.

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"Ha[s] its share of stories to tell....amusing."--Boston Herald

 
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