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This Date In Royals History: August 20, 1975

1975: John Mayberry had three hits and Al Cowens doubled to drive in the go-ahead run, while Dennis Leonard outdueled Luis Tiant in the Royals’ 3-1 win over the Red Sox at Royals Stadium.Both starting pitchers worked complete games. Tiant allowed nine hits and two walks, although he did not strike out anyone. Leonard was dominant, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlantic League Making Big Changes In Attempt To Speed Up Baseball Games

Baseball is a slow-moving sport by nature, but it has been reduced to a snail’s pace in the last decade or so. One independent league is trying to reverse that potentially damaging trend. ESPN’s Buster Olney has the story of the independent Atlantic League’s drastic attempts (ESPN Insider link) to speed up the game. According to Olney’s column, the league’s dramatic...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tal Smith talks Atlantic League and Pace of Play committee

The Atlantic League has been working on a variety of ways to speed up the length of games. Over the course of the last year, they’ve been collecting data relevant to the cause and have now created the Pace of Play Committee. The panel consists of some of the greatest baseball minds the game has ever seen: Tal Smith, Roland Hemond, Pat Gillick, Joe Klein, Cecil Cooper, Bud...
Via The GM's Perspective
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: ATL says speed it up, Winnipeg tops in attendance again

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective Last year, the Atlantic League experimented with shortening the lengths of games. Since that time they have continued to collect data relevant to the cause, and have now created the Pace of Play Committee. The panel, which consists of Tal Smith, Roland Hemond, Joe Klein, Cecil Cooper, Bud Harrelson and Sparky...
Via The GM's Perspective
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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