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Revisiting the big hair and plastic grass

Originally Published: May 28, 2010
By Cam Martin | Special to Page 2

The 1970s are rarely (OK, never) described as a golden era in baseball. The sport certainly experienced its share of colorful moments and flashy personalities during the decade, but Disco Demolition Night and Mark Fidrych are not discussed in the same hushed tones as Bobby Thomson's Shot Heard Round the World or the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers.

Notwithstanding Hank Aaron's assault on Babe Ruth's career home run record and Lou Brock's new single-season mark for steals (118 in 1974), the ...

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