Originally Posted by Salukifan2
See. You answered my question. The ball was wound tighter. I did not know that. I also knew that was how you were going to respond to my suggestion or Gibson's 1968 season. Was the ball wound softer in 1968? Were the bats thinner or made of an experimental wood?
The mound was higher and the strike zone had been adjusted in 1962, add in the advent of some new stadiums (Dodgers, Astrodome, Busch to name three) and the environment was ripe for pitching to take control of the game.
1969, the mound was lowered and the offense adjusted.