Re: 40 the new 30 in major league baseball
Originally Posted by Dracodave
I honestly believe some people (Glaiven, Smoltz, Johnson) just love the game too much to give up. Plus, the fact that people are living longer, muscles are holding up better, tommy john surgery helps, as does the fact these pitchers pitch to their gameplan. And know how to keep their arms going fine.
The fact that they're only pitching every five days compared to every other day has a great impact there too. Back in the day Koufax and Drysdale would pretty much alternate World Series starts on virtually no rest. The bullpen has become more and more specialized and guys aren't pitching the innings they used to pitch. It stands to reason they'll last longer.
I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and 4,000 hits."