New peak age??

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    We here in ARI can get really caught up in our own world perspective with the squad of players we have....

    --Johnson, Schilling, Gonzo, Finley, seeing Bonds play for 18 games too--

    ...in thinking that the peak age for MLB players has changed from the past.


    Bill James did an interview that I thought really kinda put things into perspective:

     
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    What I think is different is that conditioning/training is allowing a few exceptional athletes to extend their prime. The number of players of 35 is increasing dramatically (but still a small number).
     
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    That very well could be, I wouldn't be one to argue it.

    I wonder though where that puts players like Aaron, Minoso, Grove, Collins, Wagner, Spahn, Musial, and Yaz.

    I think great athlete have always been able to extend their careers way past their prime.

    But this doesn't address Randy's and Barry's historic seasons at such advanced ages.
     
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    Don't know details on others, but Musial did go into a more intense physical training regimen during the latter part of the fifties to extend his career. No way was it as sophisticated as the ones available today, but he did more than most of his fellow mates.
     

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