Skip Navigation
NPR News
Hit The Numbers: Stats guys say that the clutch is a random crap shoot. (iStockphoto.com)

Frank Deford: 'Some Of Us Are More Valiant Than The Rest'

Oct 23, 2013 (Morning Edition)

Hear this

This text will be replaced
Launch in player

Share this


As a child, your heart is broken when you learn that your grandfather really can't pull real quarters out of your ear. And if you're a baseball fan, that disillusionment happens once more to you in life when you first hear the numbers mavens tell you that there is no clutch hitter. None. No such thing.

Oh my, but if you have any romance in your soul, you do so want to believe that there are people in all walks of life whom we can count on to rise to the occasion. Don't you want that?

Click on the audio link above to hear Deford's take on this issue.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Read full story transcript

Missing some content? Check the source: NPR
Copyright(c) 2014, NPR

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.