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who invented the two for one switch?
Posted: 21 May 2013 11:45 PM   [ Ignore ]

You know back when I was a kid the story was that legendary manager Gene Mauch had made the first two for one switch. Even Wikipedia, somewhat less emphatically says he’s often credited with the idea. But I was going through Yankees 1928 season and came across this 19-10 laugher on the next to last game of the season with Detroit:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/DET/DET192809290.shtml

Damn if it doesn’t look like Miller Huggins made a 2 for 1 switch in the sixth inning. How else can the pitcher end up in the 8th slot and the catcher in the 9th?

Anyhow, maybe these old timers knew about this stuff too? Does anyone know who really invented the 2 for 1 switch?