Whirling Darvish, The two Kyles, and other bullets
Last time around the bend, Cub Tracks felt a draft. On this particular Sunday morning, we are ensconced in the dining car, digging into a breakfast of links and predictive waffling, some of which we’ll add to the glorious post-Meetings spread.
Something to keep your eye on . Cubs in on numerous pitchers and are kicking the tires on Yu Darvish now .
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 16, 2017
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Today in baseball history:
- 1891 – The American Association disbands. The Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Browns, Louisville Colonels, and Washington Senators will become part of the 12-team National League.
- 1920 – The AL votes to allow pitchers who used the spitball in 1920 to continue using it as long as they are in the league. The NL will do the same. There will be 17 holdover spitballers in all.