Senator, 66, to marry beauty queen, 22; baseball commissioner fired, December 8, 1968
December 8, 2008 | 10:00 am
Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) plans to marry Miss South Carolina, 1965, Nancy Moore.
-- Letting relief pitchers come in and out and back in games.
-- Making intentional walks automatic.
-- Having specialists who run for slow players or hit for pitchers.
The only thing to see reality was the designated hitter rule, which started a few years later in the American League. They didn't ask me, but I would have voted for the automatic walks.
A three-member committee was formed to come up with a plan. With baseball's speed, the group might still be meeting.
-- Keith Thursby