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Embracing pitcher-friendly baseball

Whenever baseball stumbles upon a pitching-dominant era, people get nervous. “Outlaw the spitball!” they shout. Then, fifty years later: “Lower the pitcher’s mound!” After all, it was Babe Ruth’s hitting, not his pitching, that caused increased interest, ballooning attendance, and even built a ballpark. And it was Mark McGwire’s and Sammy Sosa’s hitting, not Greg […]

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