Originally Posted by westofyou
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.
Well then because of the mound we should never try to compare pitchers from before and after 1968? You got me with how the ball was not wound as tight in 1930. While i'll agree that the stadiums were tougher for HRs i don't believe those factors are enough to discount the things done by Gibson, Marichal, Jenkins and the like.
I agree with you that the game has shifted in the favor of the batter over the years. But that doesn't mean i'm ready to discredit what those baseball immortals did.