In the order of things a decade is a short while. If you hearken back over a period of ten years you may recall that just about that time there was considerable wailing over the fact of so little active clouting in baseball. In those grand old days the slugger who could scale above the three hundred mark was sure of a job in any outfield. The infielder who could point to such magnificent figures didn’t have to be one of the elite on the defensive role. They used to talk of infields that could afford to have a weak fielder in one position to bolster the average hitting of the inner works.