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The Yankees remade themselves from a pitching-and-defense team (through the mid-50s) to a power-hitting juggernaut (through 1961) back to a pitching-and-defense team (by 1964).
But the pitching staff featured one guy in common between 1964 and '67: one.
Lou Brock had just arrived in '64 but would be there a while, and Mike Shannon moved from the OF to 3B, but that's a fairly stable lineup, if hardly "glacial" in its changes. But the pitching staff featured one guy in common between 1964 and '67: one. Of course the one was Bob Gibson, and when you think of those Cardinals he's the first guy you think of, so it seems like, yeah, those guys were together forever.
The point isn't that personnel doesn't change rapidly, but rather that the type of personnel doesn't change rapidly.
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