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Monday, January 09, 2017

Clickhole: The Greatest Of All Time: A Statistical Portrait Of Babe Ruth

Really makes you think.

Ruth began his career as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, where he was arguably one of the greatest pitchers of his generation. The retired, dead baseball player Yogi Berra once said, “Babe Ruth is good at pitching.” This is correct. Babe Ruth was an extraordinary pitcher. At a time when most pitchers were throwing their pitches in the wrong direction, such as over the outfield wall or directly at their own head, Babe Ruth became known for throwing his pitches in the direction of the batter. The following picture of a graph shows how groundbreaking Ruth’s decision to throw his pitches toward the batter truly were:

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 09, 2017 at 03:24 PM | 16 comment(s)
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