Or so the conventional wisdom has it. On this site, we beg to differ. Our focus is more on hitting, where numerous strategies are suggested by a look into the practices of Deadball Era batsmen (from the first two decades of the 1900’s). Yet we have one or two ideas (based entirely upon experience) for the mound, as well.
From Wee Willie Keller to Jose Altuve, shorter-than-average players have proved that they can post bigger-than-average numbers. Knowing one’s craft, however, is required. A Goliath can take out ten guys in the enemy battle line just by falling over: a David has to learn the fine art of the slingshot.