Pete Rose, Shoeless Joe and the 50 Worst Scandals in MLB History

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Pete Rose, Shoeless Joe and the 50 Worst Scandals in MLB History
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Nothing in this world is perfect. When you love something, you have to take the good with the bad, the bitter with the sweet.

Baseball is no exception.

It's undoubtedly the greatest sport in the world (in the words of Ron Burgundy, "It's science."), but throughout its over-100-year history, Major League Baseball has been riddled with controversy, from ambiguous on-field events to players' and owners' illicit behavior to media firestorms over superstitions.

In this slideshow is my list of the 50 worst scandals in MLB history. These rankings are based not just on the heinousness of the actions, but also public interest and relevance to the game.

Read on to see the days that will live in infamy.

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