"The most significant thing, I think, is that the average weight of the 1961 baseballs tested was not within the range specified," summarized Ward. "This is important because it shows that the balls not only did not meet specifications, but that they were indisputably different from the 1952 or 1953 balls. The difference in weight must mean there is a difference in some part of the composition of the ball. This was reflected in the performance tests showing a livelier ball."
"It's livelier, all right," recently remarked Satchel Paige, who was pitching for a living when Ruth hit 60 homers and who is still pitching for a living. "No two ways about it. That's why you have to be careful when you're handling it." You're so right, Mr. Paige.