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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The year of the home run in MLB is reaching a very rare milestone

Let us bury no ledes: At some point on Tuesday night, we’ll very likely see the 5,000th home run in Major League Baseball this season. If that strikes you as a lofty tally, that’s with good reason. That’s because it’s a lofty tally. Shall we explore this matter further? Lo, we shall explore this matter further ...
5,000 home runs has happened before but not often.
Going into Tuesday night’s packed slate, MLB hitters have combined for 4,979 home runs. So, yes, at this writing it’s probably a matter of hours. As it turns out, we’ve reached this threshold before. Specifically, we’ve topped 5,000 homers in 11 seasons, all of which have been since 1998. Yes, it’s a growth economy for homers and has been for some time. Probably by the time the West Coast games start on Tuesday night, we’ll have added a 12th season to that list.

Meatwad Posted: August 30, 2017 at 02:57 AM | 7 comment(s)
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