I wonder if or how much those numbers are influenced by the fact that in Brooks' era there were a little over half as many strikeouts as in Manny's, and that far fewer players in the 1950s-70s tried to hit every ball in the air.
Back of the napkin, I get 500 balls in play per team per season gone because of Ks, and another 150 from the GO/AO differences just from 1990-2019. So if there were even more ground outs in 1966 the Orioles probably saw at least 300-400 more infield BIP than the 2019 Orioles.
MLB did double in attendance during his reign, but probably not because of anything he did.
I guess his shining moment was pitching the World Series to prime time and night time to NBC and they had 61 million tune in.
Kuhn was a complete and total tool. He went after Steinbrenner and Finley because he had personal disagreements with them. He was a die hard traditionalist and Webster's dictionary conservative, who couldn't stand to see free agency or player sales or anything out of step with 1950s era hidebound MLB ownership. I'd like someone to name just one thing Bowie Kuhn did that was of long-term benefit to the game of baseball.
I've watched some KBO. And thanks to @scOtt's shady Russian streaming site I've been watching my boys at 1860 München try to get promoted out of the German 3. Liga. Premier League will restart in a few weeks. I'll be okay for a while.
But MLB and the MLBPA are a bunch of idiots. Can you blame anyone for being apathetic about baseball when they don't seem to care?