Author Topic: Baseball Lore and Trivia  (Read 336 times)

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Offline welch

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Re: Baseball Lore and Trivia
« Topic Start: September 03, 2017, 12:38:06 PM »
The baseball: before Detroit's Ray Chapman was beaned and killed in 1920, the game went on no matter what the condition of the ball. It was rare to change the game ball...unless Washington's Walter Johnson was pitching. Johnson insisted on a clean baseball because he wanted the ball to go where he threw it. (info from Hank Thomas's biography of his grandfather, which every Nats fan should read: