The Prison That Killed Men for Losing a Game of Baseball
Many people in town, including the prison warden, had substantial money on the All-Stars to win.
Baseball has always been a popular American sport. When fans packed the stands at Rawlins Wyoming in 1911, they watched a pitcher who was dying on the mound. Some didn't appreciate that this wasn't just a saying; he was literally dying.
The pitcher was Thomas Cameron, a convicted rapist. His team, The Wyoming State Penitentiary All-Stars. The team featur…