Says, in part:
"New York's teams do have the injury bug. The Yanks were tied with the Rangers for most players on the DL (nine) when April ended and the Mets were at seven. Still, the outbreak is not quarantined here. Teams had disabled 178 players (up significantly for the same period for a second straight year) and had lost 4,132 games through April. "
Am I idealizing the past, or did players not break down so much in the day? Or did the players that broke down not make it onto the more limited number of MLB teams? I remember pitchers burning up (I was at Memorial on the day Mark Fidrych remembers his arm going dead, never to return) but position players not so much. Is there a historical stats page where you can compare DL times over the years?