Ex-Congressman Peter King steps up to the plate for a swing at reviving America’s pastime

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Ex-Congressman Peter King, a baseball fan since the Dodgers played in Brooklyn, is coming out swinging in an effort to keep America’s pastime relevant in the age of analytics. King, 78, recently joined the advisory board for “Save The Game,” a grassroots effort to promote youth baseball while re-growing the audience for a sport once revered but now somewhat lost amid the dominance of the NFL, the NBA and MMA fighting. Job one, he says, is simple: Speed up the game and lure a new generation of fans to the ballpark. “I was talking with some of the guys and it bothered them how the gam…

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