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  • 1893 - In arguably the most significant rule change in major league history, the National League eliminates the pitching box and adds a pitcher’s rubber five feet behind the previous back line of the box, establishing the modern pitching distance of 60 feet 6 inches. In addition, bats flattened on one side to facilitate bunting are banned.

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