June 20, 2021

"And Dusty McBaseclogger Went 1⅔-for-5"

 "A change should be made in sacrifice hits. Many favor giving the batter credit for a one-third hit. It is a good idea." New York Press.

A half hit would be about the right thing. Then we shall have real team work at the bat, and the slugger who can do nothing but slug for home runs and his personal record would soon be brought to his proper level.

The Sporting Life, Editorial, May 3, 1890

(Please: Do not send this to Rob Manfred.)

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