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There's No Comparison Between 1920 and 1985

August 10, 1985

Comparing records of baseball players of two eras, e.g. Cobb and Rose, is rather meaningless because the conditions under which they played are not really comparable. The caliber of baseball in 1920 was probably no better than that played by a high school team in 1985.

How would our Olympic track team of 1920 fare against our 1984 team in a dual meet?

JAMES M. COYNE

Santa Monica

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