1800s baseball is equivilant to high school ball today

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Radagast Brown

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1800s baseball is equivilant to high school ball today

PostWed Sep 16, 2020 8:42 pm

In the 1870s there were maybe a couple of thousand kids in the world who grew up playing baseball. Now 20 million kids around the world play baseball. Furthermore, in the 1800s you had to be "white" to play. What would that look like today? It would mean white guys in single A ball could make the MLB because all the Hispanic players, all the black players, all the Asian and foreign players would be gone. .

This is not even up for debate, it is a numbers game. Baseballs' player pool this century is at least 20 million kids (each year) growing up playing the game. The player pool in 1899 was maybe a few thousand. If you can't understand these facts, you are mathematically and logically challenged.

Mike Trout has faced more pitchers in the last two seasons (18-19) than Lou Gherig faced in his whole career.
Guys like Ross Barnes, Bill Dahlen, and Hugh Duffy would have trouble batting .440 against today's best high school pitchers.

Even Babe Ruth faced mostly pitchers who would not be able to sign a minor league contract today.
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Re: 1800s baseball is equivilant to high school ball today

PostWed Sep 16, 2020 8:47 pm

Why are Americans, (especially from the Boomer generation) so bad at critical thinking? You know what, that's not fair, it's not just Americans and it is not just boomers, it is ALL OF US. People need to step outside our comfort zone and think critically about the things we say and do.
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Re: 1800s baseball is equivilant to high school ball today

PostWed Sep 16, 2020 9:11 pm

So why don't you?

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