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  • NeL 1900-1920 Deadball?

    Thinking about Oscar and the early NeL: were they playing with a "dead" ball as well?

    I figure due to expenses they used few or one ball per game...but what kind of ball? How does it play out in the stats?


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    They also had a dead ball.
    "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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    • #3
      The Negro Leagues continued to allow doctoring the ball into the era of integrating. And they couldn;t afford as many balls as the major league teams could, even the least wealthy MLB teams.
      Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
      Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
      A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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