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Tag archive for ‘pinch-hitting’

Is the Power-Laden Bench a Thing of the Past?

Did the Major League Baseball benches of olden days have greater power-hitting threats than today?

Matt Carpenter producing as a pinch-hitter

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Matt Carpenter is delivering like a veteran pinch-hitter off an inexperienced bench.

Stavi’s hot pinch-hit home run pace

Nick Stavinoha is only one short of tying for the most pinch-hit home runs in a season by a Cardinal since Tony La Russa became manager in 1996.