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Do older players draw more walks?

A sudden rise in walk rates of players in their 30s is rare

Updated: May 6, 2009, 12:21 AM ET
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Last week in reference to Marco Scutaro, I wrote: "I will submit that no player in the history of the majors has, at 33, essentially tripled his walk rate."

Since then I've checked, and I was right. Before I checked, though, Rany Jazayerli sent me this missive:

Maybe not, but I can think of two players who came pretty close.

Eddie Joost went from walking 60-70 times a year to walking 110-130 times a year in 1947, at age 31. Granted, he completely remade his approach while in ...

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