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Elephant Rumblings: Notes on Zito and Punto and the decline of African-American baseball players

Plus a fun article on why some stats are embraced but not others.

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1918 - The New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0. More remarkably, the game was played in 57 minutes.
  • 1987 - Kirby Puckett goes 6-6, tying the MLB record for hits in a nine inning game. This comes on the heels of a 4-5 performance, which also tied him for the most hits over a two day period.

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