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  • Teams also don't carry pinch runners/hitters anymore because they prefer to use that spot for an extra bullpen pitcher. In these days as a bench player you have to be able to play at least two, better 3 positions unless you are a catcher.

    teams used to have 15 hitters and 10 pitchers, now it is 13 hitters and sometimes even only 12.
    I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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    • Before Herb Washington, Allan Lewis was a little better at this position. He was super fast and maybe if he had been signed at a younger age, he might have been what Finley really wanted. However, if you take the fastest female American sprinter of the time, Finley would have been the only owner to try this. I don't know if you ever heard of the name Penny Early. She was a really good jockey that had a lot of races at Churchill Downs and Keeneland. She was about five foot three.

      The Kentucky Colonels were having a tough time selling tickets to their ABA games at the old Louisville Gardens. Kentucky had Dan Issel and Mike Pratt. Louisville had Wes Unseld. The Colonels signed Early, and she actually played in a regular season game for the Colonels. She didn't do much, maybe just inbounded the ball, and then they called timeout and removed her, but because there were rumors she would play, the Louisville Gardens had a lot more fans.

      Finley owned an ABA franchise, and I am sure he took note of the fact that this ploy worked in Louisville for the Colonels. I could have seen him do this with a female track star in September some year, maybe in the late 1970's, like when he had just 250 in attendance at a game.

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