Discussion

Game's progressive past

The National Pastime seems like a conservative sport, but baseball has seen its share of radical changes.

Originally Published: May 13, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Baseball certainly must rank as the most conservative of the major team sports. Whether you think that's a good thing or a bad thing is a matter of taste, I suppose. But there certainly have been some radical changes over the years, and below are a few of the highlights:

1887: Platooning Platooning generally refers to the practice of assigning one position to two players: a left-handed hitter to face right-handed pitchers, and a right-handed hitter to face left-handed pitchers. According ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ALSO SEE

MORE MLB HEADLINES