Pierre, Biggio leading the way
The ideal leadoff man is a player who reaches base often and disrupts defenses with speed.
So said slugger Ralph Kiner during his run at seven consecutive National League home run crowns in the late '40s and early '50s. How would we go about modernizing that statement for today's ballplayer making one hundred grand a week? "Home run hitters drive Escalades, singles hitters drive Excursions?" I don't know, it doesn't have the same magic.
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