By Roy Kerr
even if he ranked fourth between nineteenth-century domestic run hitters, many reasonable balls he hit into the stands or over the fence have been counted simply as doubles or triples as a result of neighborhood floor principles. Brouthers was once tremendous tough to strike out—in 1889, for instance, he did so simply six instances in 565 plate appearances. He was once the 1st participant to be walked deliberately on a standard basis.
This complete biography of Dan Brouthers examines his existence and profession from his adolescence as an apprentice in a print and dye manufacturing unit to his ultimate years as an attendant on the Polo Grounds. It corrects various blunders that experience crept into past money owed of his existence, and clarifies his place as one of many maximum hitters ever to play the game.
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