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Give credit to former champions like Weaver’s Orioles, who made pitching and defense the basis of a winning formula

By Nick Cafardo
Globe Staff / April 4, 2010

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When Earl Weaver first got to the big leagues with the Baltimore Orioles in 1968, he noticed Mark Belanger and Brooks Robinson making great plays on the left side of the infield, but he also noticed “the other guys are making those plays, too.’’ So Weaver decided that the infield grass at Memorial Stadium was a little too high, enabling ... (Full article: 1149 words)

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