Saturday, October 15, 2016

538 Podcast on the History of the Shift

"Well, I'm Ted Williams, pilgrim, and I don't change my swing for nobody!"
Okay, that's my John-Wayne-esque paraphrasing of Ted Williams, but this is a fantastic podcast about Williams, Lou Boudreau, Joe Maddon, and the rise and fall and rise again of the defensive shift in baseball. Enjoy!

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ahead-of-their-time-why-baseball-revived-a-60-year-old-strategy-designed-to-stop-ted-williams/

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