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Use of defensive shifts in baseball is spreading — because it works

Use of defensive shifts in baseball is spreading — because it works

Los Angeles Times - By Zach Helfand

It was the summer of 1946, and after being burned by three Ted Williams home runs in the first game of a doubleheader, Cleveland Indians Manager Lou Boudreau devised a plan. When Williams came to the plate in Game 2, Boudreau stacked his infielders on the right side. As Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully …

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