McGinty: Behind broken bats, broken records

From Jo Craven McGinty at the Wall Street Journal on June 26, 2015, with mention of SABR member Alan Nathan:

Blame Barry.

Maple wood bats, like the one that broke and seriously injured a fan at Boston’s Fenway Park this month, became the favored tools of Major League Baseball players over ash models when Barry Bonds set the single-season home-run record in 2001 by hitting 73 dingers with a maple bat.

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Originally published: July 3, 2015. Last Updated: July 3, 2015.