Racket Squad!
In Action


Back in the day, the notion of fixing a game or a boxing match wasn't very farfetched. In fact, such story lines made it into the pages of the comic book series Racket Squad.

The interesting aspect of reading these short stories is how easy it appears for these mobsters and gamblers to get to the athlete they want to control (which is true). Of course, this being the 1950s, the athletes don't go through with the fix and the criminals always get busted (which is false). But these are insightful nonetheless.

Basketball Point Spread

The Basketball Scandals

The Dive (Boxing)

The Two-Fisted Fix