How "Scientific Baseball" Has Changed the Game: Quick Thinking, Clever Guessing, Faultless Team Work and Intelligent Signaling Necessary for a Pennant Winner To-day — Teams Made Up of Specialists.Find out what the nerds back in 1911 were doing to ruin the grand old game.
... The modern game has developed quick thinkers and resourceful players such as the pioneers of the game never dreamed of. There are few of what were known as "good all-around" players nowadays. The inside game has developed teams made up of baseball specialists. They excel in one position, are trained with that object in view, and are never called on to play in any other position.
May 4, 2011
How "Scientific Baseball" Has Changed The Game (1911)
While at the Baseball-Reference blog, I was directed to Stathead, where I clicked a link to Baseball Prospectus, which suggested I go to Sunday Magazine, where I discovered a post about an article from the New York Times Sunday Magazine of April 30, 1911: