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CHEATIN' PARTS
Edited by Jack McCallum And Richard O'Brien
August 12, 1996
Forget the five-tool ballplayer—one tool is enough, especially for a pitcher. A look at some common bigleague hardware.
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August 12, 1996

Cheatin' Parts

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Forget the five-tool ballplayer—one tool is enough, especially for a pitcher. A look at some common bigleague hardware.

A sharpened hell buckle is ideal for gouging a ball and making it dance.

Prefer to go beltless? A tack, tucked beneath a Band-Aid, does the trick.

Ah, the time-honored greaseball. Lube it up, and let it fly.

A hitter's boring revenge: Drill out a but and stuff it with cork to make it lighter.

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