You don't think they could figure it out? Baseball isn't exactly rocket science. They understood the concept of choking up and hitting for placement and holding the bat at the end of the handle i.e. Joe Jackson and hitting the ball hard [for power]. They recognized pitches as the ball was on its way in. They didn't come to the plate in a loin cloth and say "me hit ball with stick." They bunted, hit and ran, hit for power, hit for average, turned double plays, hit cutoff men when necessary, etc. What can't they do that players today are doing? I'm sure they could look at a TV screen to study pitchers and figure out how to lift weights. Better equipment doesn't make the talent level of the player rise. It makes the production of the player rise though.
Originally Posted by yankillaz
If you think that older players would see the game today and be unable to decipher its complexity as opposed to 100 years ago I laugh at you, hard.
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