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Re: What kind of pitcher was Babe Ruth?

Postby swyck » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:36 pm

Yoda wrote:What kind of pitcher was Babe Ruth? A fat one like Davis Wells.


Ruth had 123 stolen bases and 136 triples in his career. Think David Wells could do that, even if they spotted him first? Think David Wells could handle the move into the outfield? Don't think so. :-b
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Re: What kind of pitcher was Babe Ruth?

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:20 pm

swyck wrote:
Yoda wrote:What kind of pitcher was Babe Ruth? A fat one like Davis Wells.


Ruth had 123 stolen bases and 136 triples in his career. Think David Wells could do that, even if they spotted him first? Think David Wells could handle the move into the outfield? Don't think so. :-b

He'd have a hell of a time hitting 136 Triples if they spotted him first every time. Triples were easier to come by when fences were 500 feet out there. He was a fat STD ridden slob. But at least he wasn't on roids. :-°
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Re: What kind of pitcher was Babe Ruth?

Postby DaShiz23 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:42 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
swyck wrote:
Yoda wrote:What kind of pitcher was Babe Ruth? A fat one like Davis Wells.


Ruth had 123 stolen bases and 136 triples in his career. Think David Wells could do that, even if they spotted him first? Think David Wells could handle the move into the outfield? Don't think so. :-b

He'd have a hell of a time hitting 136 Triples if they spotted him first every time. Triples were easier to come by when fences were 500 feet out there. He was a fat STD ridden slob. But at least he wasn't on roids. :-°

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Re: What kind of pitcher was Babe Ruth?

Postby Havok1517 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:50 pm

Tavish wrote:The fences and the balls are only part of the difference. The mindset was completely different. Probably the easiest way to put it into perspective was if you imagine an entire league filled with players who tried to hit the ball like Ichiro. No one went to the plate with the idea of hitting a homerun. You choked up on the bat, tried to hit it through the hole or down the line or tried to catch the infield off-guard with well placed bunts. People didn't strike out as much, not so much because of lesser pitching, but because it was actually considered a bad thing to strike out back then. If you wanted to stay in the league you would find a way to make contact and put pressure on the defense.


Ruth and most of pitcher during that era also pitched 8 or 9 innings each game. In fact, they sometimes pitched the rest of the game if it went into extra innings.
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Re: What kind of pitcher was Babe Ruth?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:16 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
swyck wrote:
Yoda wrote:What kind of pitcher was Babe Ruth? A fat one like Davis Wells.


Ruth had 123 stolen bases and 136 triples in his career. Think David Wells could do that, even if they spotted him first? Think David Wells could handle the move into the outfield? Don't think so. :-b

He'd have a hell of a time hitting 136 Triples if they spotted him first every time. Triples were easier to come by when fences were 500 feet out there. He was a fat STD ridden slob. But at least he wasn't on roids. :-°

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