Ah, America’s Pastime. It would be a mistake for today’s under-35 baseball fans to believe that baseball before 1973 (the first year of the Designated Hitter,) was baseball in the stone age. That attitude does exist when comparing the stars of yesteryear to those of the present day. Before let’s say 1980, most players had a fair amount of ‘seasoning’ before reaching the major leagues. This practice was expected to deliver more experienced players who had learned the tricks of the trade. Hitting and bunting, baserunning, fielding and throwing.

Veteran baseball fans complain that money ‘changed that game’ and that…

Mark Kolier

Mktg & new media guy into making it better. Partner @ http://www.moddern.com. Baseball podcast w/my son at www.almostcooperstown.com. Met fan

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