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2012-04-05 20:07:04

In a new study, baseball fans exhibit a high moral tolerance for a form of revenge not otherwise practiced in most of contemporary society: avenging a teammate who has been hit by a pitch by aiming a pitch at an opposing batter who was not previously involved. The research suggests that such systems of vicarious retribution, found throughout history, may not depend on an underlying assignment of moral responsibility. This week, as tens of millions of Americans awaited the baseball...

2006-04-06 18:31:58

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A player hit by a pitch during a college baseball game in California has struck out in his effort to win damages over the incident. California's top court ruled 6-1 against a lawsuit by Jose Avila, a student at Rio Honda Community College, who was struck by a pitch in a 2001 game against Citrus Community College. Both schools are in Southern California. According to his lawsuit, Avila's helmet was broken and he suffered pain and dizziness from the beaning....

2005-07-17 20:06:01

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Craig Biggio has a problem with baseballs -- they keep hitting him. On June 29, Colorado Rockies pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim struck him on the left elbow with a wayward fastball and put Biggio in the record books as the modern player who has been hit by more pitches than any other. It was the 268th time that the 1.80-meter, 83-kg Biggio has been hit, pushing him past previous record-holder Don Baylor for one of baseball's most painful milestones. Biggio, 39...


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