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Motion offense

Some view bunts and sacrifices as wasting precious outs. But in the postseason, it's the key to success.

Originally Published: November 25, 2003
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Aaron Boone could have been a World Series hero without a hit. Game 4, 11th inning, bases loaded, one out. With a slow roller, Boone could have driven in the go-ahead run. Just a fly ball, and the Yankees would have controlled the Series, three games to one. Joe Torre's players used to excel in these situations, using their outs productively. Scott Brosius, the Yankees' third baseman during their dynasty of 1996-2001, was particularly adept at generating productive outs.

But Boone ...

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