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More Last Words On Baseball

December 2023
1min read

I very much enjoyed Professor Morison’s article on baseball, although such a learned treatise on something I have just enjoyed since my early days as a Brooklyn Dodger fan back in the thirties seems a bit heavy. Maybe Eddie Stanky was known as “Stinky” in Boston. In Brooklyn he was the “Brat,” who couldn’t run, hit, or field—just a guy who could win games.

But more seriously, Professor Morison states that “a foul ball is never counted as a third strike unless it is a foul tip caught by the catcher.” Has he never seen a batter (usually the pitcher) bunt foul with two strikes on him? Since I can remember, and I’m sure long before that, a foul bunt with two strikes has been an automatic strikeout.

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