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Question Of The Day: Was Baseball Better Back In 1908?

Andrew NasonContributor IMarch 13, 2009

Let's take a look at a simulated game, courtesy of whatifsports.com, that puts the 1908 World Champion Chicago Cubs against the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies.

 

1908 Chicago Cubs

Starting Pitcher: Mordecai Brown—1.47 ERA

Lineup:

1. Frank Chance 1B

2. Jimmy Shekherd LF

3. Johnny Evers 2B

4. Joe Tinker SS

5. Johnny Kling C

6. Harry Steinfeldt 3B

7. Frank Schulte RF

8. Jimmy Slagle CF

9. Mordecai Brown P

 

2008 Philadelphia Phillies

Pitcher: Cole Hamels—3.09 ERA

Lineup:

1. Jimmy Rollins SS

2. Shane Victorino CF

3. Chase Utley 2B

4. Ryan Howard 1B

5. Pat Burrell LF

6. Jayson Werth RF

7. Pedro Feliz 3B

8. Chris Coste C

9. Cole Hamels P

 

Final score: Cubs 8, Phillies 2.

 

If you want to see how this simulated game played out, check out the game's box score.

 

Highlight

Brown throws a complete game to earn the victory at Citizen's Bank Ballpark

 

With the steroid issue, the paparazzi, the scandals, etc. I think baseball was way better back in 1908.

But, hey, I'm just a stupid 12-year-old kid.

Why don't you try it?

 

 

 

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