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A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME
Richard Sandomir
April 16, 1990
How different is the game today? On the field, it has become faster, with greater emphasis on defense, as this comparison of National League player statistics from 1950 and last season shows. Off the field, major league revenues have escalated nearly tenfold, based on inflation-adjusted 1990 dollars (in parentheses)
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April 16, 1990

A Whole New Ball Game

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MAJOR LEAGUE PROFITS
(1989 figure)

AVG. TICKET $8.00

HOT DOG $2.50

PROJECTED ATTENDANCE
26,750 PER GAME

BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL $11.40

PRO MODEL GLOVE $250

AVG. LENGTH OF GAME
2 hrs. 50 mins.

HOME RUNS PER GAME
1.40

ERA
3.49

ERRORS PER GAME
1.66

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