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  • 10:34 AM ET  12.26
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Baseball fans look at the statistics for 1933 and presume that most of the players were not power hitters.  Led by Chuck Klein's 28, only three N.L. players hit as many as 20 homers.  In the A.L., Jimmie Foxx hit a remarkable 48 dingers, driving in 163 runs, but only three other A.L. players, including Babe Ruth (34) and Lou Gehrig (31), hit as many as twenty.  For one thing, many baseball historians believe that the ball used in 1933 was deadened compared to that used in 1932 -- and particularly compared to the "jackrabbit ball" of 1930. 
 
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  • 01:50 PM ET  12.16
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For 150,000+ words of additional content on historical baseball, real and "alternative", google all or some of the words "Entirety of Baseball History Replayed" or visit Delphi Forums and type in that title 
A common theme in baseball commentary is how big and strong and fast and generally awesome the modern day baseball player is versus his predecessors.  This was a common topic in the 1950's when I first started following baseball -- and is even more pervasive and exaggerated now.  The huge media expenditures and costly tickets probably have a lot to…
  • 09:25 PM ET  12.14
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For 200,000 additional words on this project, visit Delphi Forums: "Entirety of Baseball History Replayed" or just google all or part of the title
APBA Baseball Simulation Program Used (other good ones include Strat-O-Matic, Diamond Mind, Replay, Table -- SI used to have some good simulations, too)
16 game per team regular seasons followed by post-season single-elimination Tourney
Played so far (sequence shown): 1960-2005-1917-1977-2006-1954-1964-1911-1949-2007-1914-1976-1969-1993-2008-1959-1918-1966-1958-1912
 
1933: 21st Replay in "Entirety of Baseball History Replayed"…

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