Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Home Runs Newsbeat

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Baseball Remembers How to Score Runs - WSJ

There is some evidence to suggest that after years of being overpowered by dominant pitchers whose fastballs routinely approach triple digits, batters have started to catch up to the heat. Hitters have a .399 slugging percentage against pitches traveling 95 mph and up this season, up from .337 in 2014.

“Guys throw so hard now, you either become accustomed to it or we have to find another line of work,” said Washington Nationals All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy, who has already set a career high with 17 home runs. “The more velocity you see, you’re able to slow it down a little bit more.”
...
“The dominance of pitching is an irresistible trend,” Thorn said. “If you hadn’t had intervention on behalf of batters throughout history, everybody would be hitting .160.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 12, 2016 at 06:25 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: home runs, run scoring

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Marlins, Rockies Set Curious Home Run Record

The Marlins ended up on the wrong end of history Monday.

They and the Rockies combined for eight home runs in Colorado’s 5-3 victory, making it the most runs ever scored in a major-league game in which solo homers accounted for all of the scoring.

Eight solo home runs is still ten short of the entertainment record held jointly by Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey.


Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Baseball Mystery: The Home Run Is Back, And No One Knows Why

We can’t credit last year’s increase in offense to a reversal in strike-zone size: The zone actually grew again in 2015, albeit very slightly. Similarly, strikeout and walk rates barely budged. But home runs rebounded by enough to produce most of the extra scoring. The graph below shows monthly home-run rates as a percentage of contact (HR/Contact), where “contact” is defined as at-bats minus strikeouts. Once again, playoff rates aren’t pictured, but in 72 games last postseason, HR/Contact leaped to 5.1 percent, which would literally be off the chart.

Wahoo Sam Posted: March 31, 2016 at 12:14 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: home runs

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
1k5v3L
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 July 25: Card Shark - Bikini trading-card king Brian Wallos expands his empire to politics
(646 - 5:34am, Jul 27)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

Newsblog2016 New York City Softball Game
(229 - 5:28am, Jul 27)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-26-16
(110 - 2:32am, Jul 27)
Last: Snowboy

NewsblogStatcast: Dickerson's two-run HR | MLB.com
(1 - 2:19am, Jul 27)
Last: Snowboy

NewsblogBaseball can be a cruel game. Just ask Mike Mayers. | Sports on Earth
(15 - 1:27am, Jul 27)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogKeep baseball out of the Olympics (and softball too)
(23 - 1:04am, Jul 27)
Last: Cris E

NewsblogReflections On A Weekend With The Baseball Gods
(28 - 12:43am, Jul 27)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

NewsblogAngels slugger Albert Pujols racks up RBIs | angels.com
(3 - 12:07am, Jul 27)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogOT: NBA Offseason Thread, July 2016
(830 - 11:11pm, Jul 26)
Last: RollingWave

NewsblogStatcast: Bradley Jr. hits 101 | MLB.com
(18 - 11:08pm, Jul 26)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogSchedule, free-agent compensation among issues on the table between MLB, union | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(35 - 10:57pm, Jul 26)
Last: Cabbage

NewsblogWill Hall of Fame’s new election rules help former Tigers?
(78 - 10:38pm, Jul 26)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(1645 - 9:56pm, Jul 26)
Last: Chokeland Bill

NewsblogSABR 46 Convention in Miami
(42 - 9:25pm, Jul 26)
Last: Neal Traven

NewsblogChanges are coming to baseball Hall of Fame's veterans' committees | FOX Sports
(65 - 9:01pm, Jul 26)
Last: cardsfanboy

Page rendered in 0.7801 seconds
57 querie(s) executed