Drunken Rhino wrote: Art Vandelay wrote:
Noggy wrote:The study was for players from 1903 - 1993? I'm not sure how much of a "definitive answer" this is considering expansion.
Also, the advancements that have been made in health and fitness--especially surgeries--allow modern players to play much longer than previous generations.
True, but for every Roger Clemens or Greg Maddux there's gotta be a handful of MLBers that only get a month or less of service time. I have a feeling that this number wouldn't change all that drastically if they did include the last 14 years.
I'm not saying include the last 14 years, I'm saying throw out the first 75. Obviously, if they are just trying to figure out the average career of players in the 20th century, then their method is fine, but if they are trying to relate that to today's players, then anything before the mid-seventies is pretty much obsolete.