Baseball: The Difference Between The Eras Of Baseball

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The Difference Between the Eras of Baseball “In 1936, in Cooperstown, New York five charter members: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame” (History.com staff). Baseball has changed very much over the 86 years from the 30s to now. The salary of the players and coaches has greatly been inflated. The player ability and the everyday pitcher have changed very much, especially having a more balanced lineup now with 4 or 5 great players instead of 2 or 3 back then. The way the fans watch the game is also changing the 50,000 seat stadium compared to the few parks in the 1930s. The fans also have more passion for the game. The two time periods for baseball are very different. …show more content…
They had a fastball for sure and the next pitch was either a curveball or a changeup. They used to be good, but the best ones had three. According to Kwangmin Ryu “the batter decides to swing depending on the pitch thrown and it is harder to swing and hit it if the pitcher has more than two pitches” (1). The pitcher will do well if they have more than two pitches so than it is harder for the batters predict and see the pitch that they will get. The everyday player wasn’t very good because they didn’t know a lot about the game, there were some very good players like Mickey Mantle and others but that was a one for every team type of player. The pitchers 2 pitches and the lack of star quality in the everyday player was very poor in the …show more content…
This era also has a lot of everyday baseball stars and they can actually play and have chances to be in the H.O.F. According to Steven Ellis “the pitcher nowadays knows a lot more pitches and how to throw them even if they don’t actually throw them in a game they know how.” These are just a few for example: four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, circle change up, straight curveball, slider, sinker, split finger fastball, and a screwball. The everyday player can hit home runs and make great plays on a regular basis. They are great and there are players that will walk right on in the H.O.F. The overall player ability is 10x better than the ability of players in the 1930s. The pitcher's’ ability to throw more pitches has helped them pitch

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