Re: Joe Posnanski with more data showing that closers simply don't matter
Originally Posted by westofyou
Not necessarily, the environment for pitching was at a peak from 1962 to 1993 or so, especially 62-68, then the 70's had multi purpose stadiums, with plastic grass, 15 foot walls and symmetric outfields
Yes but I think Mike's point still stands. Considering the infrequency of scoring, you'd think small leads would stand up better in the 60's than the Aughts. The development of the closer then might be a Red Queen proposition in an offensive environment.
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