Baseball: Best of the Better

If baseball were the stock market, hitters would be selling short this year. With the 1963 season just past the halfway mark, the fine old art of pitching is enjoying its biggest revival since the day of the spitball. Team batting is down 15 points from 1962. Home run production is off 20% in the National League, 6% in the American League. Part of it is the newly enlarged strike zone that stretches all the way from a batter's knees to the top of his shoulders. But mostly pitchers just seem to be better than before. "Day after day, club...

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