This day in baseball: Farewell to the spitter

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In 1919, the National League approved the banning of the spitball.  The initiative, led by Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss, included a grandfather clause, which allowed current spitballers to continue throwing the pitch.  The following year, the American League followed suit and adopted the rule as well.


One Comment on “This day in baseball: Farewell to the spitter”

  1. steve says:

    I didn’t know gaylord perry was that old. Just kidding. The spitball is like the 11th commandment. Thou shalt not get caught.


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