The Stallings Platoon: The 1913 Prequel

By Bryan Soderholm-Difatte

This article was published in the Fall 2016 Baseball Research Journal.

1914 was previously viewed as "the baseline year for platooning." However, newly available data suggests that Braves manager George Stallings also platooned his players in 1913, his first year of managing -- and that Stallings wasn't the only one employing this strategy. . . .

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