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Beanball

Beanball Anniversary

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The beanball has flourished in baseball ever since pitchers were first allowed to throw overhand in the late 1880s. In an effort to keep batters "unsettled," pitchers would throw inside; if the batter was hit, the benefits outweighed the costs.