Monumental Differences Between Today's Baseball Players and Those of Yesteryear

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Monumental Differences Between Today's Baseball Players and Those of Yesteryear
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Whitey and Yogi were cut from a different cloth than the players of today.

You've heard the saying, "the more things change, the more they stay the same?"

That doesn't apply here.

While baseball has stood firm on many of its longstanding traditions and the game is played the same way today as it was back in the 1920s—pitcher throws ball, batter hits ball, fielder catches ball—today's MLB would look foreign to some of the legends of the game.

Finances, genetics and technology, to name a few, have changed things.

They have changed the men who play the game.

To quote Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, "It's Evolution, Baby!"

Well, sort of.

Performance enhancing drugs, steroids and the like have certainly led to monumental changes in the performance of some players, but they play only a small part when looking at the monumental differences between today's stars and those of yesteryear.

Let's take a look at the biggest differences between then and now.

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