Rabbit Hole: "We could have finished last without you."
As a baseball fan, you’ve probably heard some version of this story:
In 1952, Pittsburgh’s Ralph Kiner led the league in home runs for the seventh straight year. Six of those seven Pirate teams were pretty terrible, but that ’52 group was particularly bad — going 42-112-1 and finishing last by more than 20 games.
After the season, Kiner met with the Pirat…