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This Week in Hardball History

Sep 10, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

Stuff that happened this week in Hardball History: novelties!

The oldest pitcher to win a game for the Red Sox did so with the help of the flutterball, a Hall of Fame closer ended a career built on the then-novel split-fingered fastball and an innovator — with a potential conflict of interest — made efforts to protect players’ melons.

  1. stlouis1baseball - Sep 10, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Is there team Branch Rickey didn’t run? Dude was everywhere!

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