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July 04, 1955 | Dick Young
The spitball was declared illegal in 1920 when a joint rules committee of the major leagues voted to bar pitchers from using "foreign substances" on the ball. The era of the hitters was being ushered in and pitchers...
July 15, 1963
NO SPITTINGSirs:As a fan who has watched and followed big league baseball for almost 60 years, I am amazed at the general ignorance of everyone concerned on the subject of the spitball. There seems to be a belief...
October 11, 1971 | Jim Kaplan
October 17, 1983 | Donald Honig
His name was Robert Moses Grove. They called him Lefty, and in the late 1920s and early '30s, when he starred for the Philadelphia Athletics, they called him baseball's greatest pitcher. There were other words for...
June 30, 1986 | Edited by Gay Flood
PRESSURESSir:I read with particular interest the article by Richard Demak about Kathy Ormsby's apparent suicide attempt ("And Then She Just Disappeared," June 16). As a high school athlete (I was the quarterback on...