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Old 03-09-2013, 03:39 PM
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I will still insist that you cannot compare the modern "one-inning, nobody on base" closer to the guys who would be brought in any time after the sixth inning, usually with runners on base, who would "put out the fire" and then finish out the remaining innings.

"Nellie Fox, that little son of a gun, was always on base and was a great hit-and-run man. He sprayed hits all over."
Yogi Berra in the New York Sunday News (July 12, 1970)
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