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Can't remember where I read it, but I also recall reading that pitchers who threw more 3/4 or even sidearm tended to be more durable, and this was perfectly logical because physiologically, it's easier on the key body parts of a pitcher than a straight overhand motion.
Christy Matthewson wrote about precisely that a century ago -- the idea that a pitcher must learn to when to crank it up and more often, when to hold it back.
Mark Mulder is making a noises about a comeback.
Yeah, that worked a century ago.
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