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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-7-2013

El Paso Herald, November 7, 1913:

Walter Johnson says that all the news about new fangled curves and mysteries is nonsense. Johnson says that it was the spitball which ruined the wings of Russell Ford and Ed Walsh...Johnson declares that he never tries to monkey with a new curve, but depends on delivering slow and fast balls with the same amount of action in them.

Of course, that’s a whole lot easier when you’re the fastest pitcher on the planet.


 

 

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