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Indians ace reliever Andrew Miller will end the tyranny of the save

YOU KNOW WHO invented relief pitching?” Bill James asked in his 1985 Historical Baseball Abstract. “Napoleon. No joke. ... On the day of a battle he would take two or three regiments of crack troops and sequester them a distance from the shooting, eating and sleeping and trying to stay comfortable. ... At a key moment in the battle, with everyone else in the field barely able to stand, he would release into the fray a few hundred fresh and alert troops, riding fresh horses and with every piece of their equipment in good repair. He did this many times and with devastating effect—and if that’s not relief pitching, I don’t know what is.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 31, 2017 at 07:07 AM | 46 comment(s)
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