There are two ways to play baseball. One is to step up to the plate, take a huge swing and hope for the best. The other is the legendary, and probably apocryphal, Babe Ruth approach: Point to the outfield wall and slam the ball over that very spot on the wall. Bob Stauth was more in Babe Ruth's league, as readers of SN and attendees of trade-association meetings well know. Bob was more than willing to assume a leadership role, to say publicly and for the record what had to be done, and then ...

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