Baseball These Are The Good Old Days

Step aside, Ruth and Maris--this is the golden age for America's pastime

It wasn't supposed to be this easy. Baseball isn't easy; ask Michael Jordan. And hitting a home run can be very hard; ask Larry Bowa, who did it just 15 times in 16 productive major-league years. Think about it. You swing at a tiny ball thrown by a fellow who knows something you don't--where it will whiz past you and at what ferocious speed--and you hit it 350 ft. or more in the air. That is why the homer is baseball's most explosive event, an eruption of sex (the swing) and violence (the wallop) in a gentle sport. And that is...

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