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 Posted: Wed Apr 8th, 2009 03:15 am
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Okay an interesting first couple days. It kicked off with Lobo grabbing the early lead then being overtaken by DogFacedGremlin and then Lobo rallying to tie things up.

Grog is in third, Benlen seems to have the overnight shift locked up and PJstef emerged as a threat as well.

Question #9 ~ What happened early on in 1943 that made the scoring go out of kilter and made "major league baseball" scrape up baseballs from the prior season to be used?

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 Posted: Wed Apr 8th, 2009 03:21 am
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They had to change the baseballs - the cover was made overseas, and the US was at war and did not want to import it. So they came up with a new ball cover. Once the results were not to their liking, MLB had to look for older balls to use until traditional ball cover material could be procured.

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They had to change the baseballs - the cover was made overseas, and the US was at war and did not want to import it. So they came up with a new ball cover. Once the results were not to their liking, MLB had to look for older balls to use until traditional ball cover material could be procured.



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 Posted: Wed Apr 8th, 2009 09:38 am
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They had to change the baseballs - the cover was made overseas, and the US was at war and did not want to import it. So they came up with a new ball cover. Once the results were not to their liking, MLB had to look for older balls to use until traditional ball cover material could be procured.



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 Posted: Wed Apr 8th, 2009 12:35 pm
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They had to change the baseballs - the cover was made overseas, and the US was at war and did not want to import it. So they came up with a new ball cover. Once the results were not to their liking, MLB had to look for older balls to use until traditional ball cover material could be procured.




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 Posted: Wed Apr 8th, 2009 01:15 pm
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They had to change the baseballs - the cover was made overseas, and the US was at war and did not want to import it. So they came up with a new ball cover. Once the results were not to their liking, MLB had to look for older balls to use until traditional ball cover material could be procured.



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 Posted: Wed Apr 8th, 2009 01:46 pm
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Well at least you all copied and pasted and didn't hit "quote".

PJ had it right. Basically they were using a different ball as because of the war some supplies were scarce. 11 of the first 29 games ended in a shutout and the league scrambled to find "last year's balls".

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 Posted: Wed Apr 8th, 2009 01:48 pm
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I remember hearing that story when I was about 10, but have not heard it since. I was not sure of all the details.

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