This Day in Giants History: March 4, 1921

Ex-Giant Heinie Zimmerman, banned from organized baseball, files an affidavit that accuses John McGraw of making Zimmerman “the goat” in Zimmerman’s alleged participation in attempting to bribe three Giant teammates (Fred Toney, Rube Benton, and Benny Kauff) to throw games in the final Giant-Cub series of 1919. Zimmerman claims that he had carried the bribe offer to the players from a Chicago gambler but that otherwise he is innocent. McGraw responds that Zimmerman’s statement amounts to a “confession” of guilt.

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