John Pastier


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  • 15 years ago

    Back in 1974, The Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball published "The Black, White, and Latin Report," which examined the performance of these three groups between Jackie Robinson's rookie year and 1973. It found that black players consistently led the o...

  • 15 years ago

    Estimating the length of long home runs is usually a flaky business, rife with ignorance, partisanship, exaggeration, and emotion. We wouldn't offer such shoddy goods here. What follows is based on measurement of the architects' drawings of the or...

  • 15 years ago

    On June 8, in the first inning of his second-ever game at Yankee Stadium, Barry Bonds timed a Ted Lilly pitch perfectly and muscled it into territory never before reached in a game—somewhere above Seat 8 of the 17th row of Section 31 in the r...


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