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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players to hit 14 home runs by the end of April.

Bellinger, however, isn’t the only player surging in home runs. The entire league is. According to Baseball Reference, the league is averaging 1.33 home runs per game, which would be by far a record if the season were to end today. The previous record was set in 2017 at 1.26. Before that, the record was 1.17 in 2000, believed by many to be around the apex of the “steroid era.” The homer rate per game was actually well below 1.00 as recently as 2014 (0.86).

A reminder that, if you want to watch home run derbies, that most of the 1960 series is on YouTube.

 

QLE Posted: April 30, 2019 at 04:22 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cody bellinger, home runs, mlb

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   1. bobm Posted: April 30, 2019 at 10:40 AM (#5836689)
From 1908 to 2019, All Teams in Major Leagues, April/March (within Months), sorted by greatest for this split

                                    
Rk    Year   G  ISO    PA    AB   HR
1     2000 730 .179 28762 25082  935
2     2019 848 .176 32322 28634 1111
3     2006 732 .166 28157 24887  845
4     2001 736 .165 28342 25108  860
5     1996 720 .163 28394 24870  828
6     1999 664 .163 25937 22736  736
7     1994 638 .162 24978 21957  708
8     2004 666 .160 26034 22987  724
9     2017 738 .160 28022 25054  863
10    2009 646 .158 25064 21967  679
11    2003 802 .157 31291 27633  840
12    1960 192 .156  7526  6537  203
13    2018 838 .156 32324 28680  912
14    2016 708 .155 26755 23888  740
15    1956 164 .153  6238  5432  183
16    2002 766 .152 29427 25981  730
17    1998 786 .151 30674 27026  767
18    1987 546 .150 20897 18506  546
19    2010 690 .150 26606 23428  648
20    2013 786 .150 29805 26662  800
21    1955 238 .149  9221  7992  240
22    2005 700 .147 26895 23897  663
23    1959 246 .146  9609  8428  244
24    1995 132 .146  5175  4504  132
25    2012 676 .146 25577 22891  638
26    1997 694 .145 27065 23731  655
27    2007 740 .145 28759 25453  681
28    1962 344 .144 13263 11635  336
29    2008 836 .143 32423 28595  749
30    2011 796 .141 30384 27060  724
31    2015 654 .141 24708 22181  592
32    1957 192 .140  7480  6527  174
33    2014 810 .140 31017 27726  720
34    1986 502 .138 19320 17104  470
35    1958 204 .137  7857  6869  192
36    1954 208 .136  8068  7062  184
37    1970 466 .134 17769 15632  396
38    1948 156 .133  6159  5400  126
39    1977 496 .133 18988 16906  420
40    1951 184 .131  7147  6233  146
41    1988 560 .131 21165 18831  459
42    1979 536 .130 20488 18050  412
43    1993 614 .130 23512 20778  486
44    1950 154 .129  5981  5222  120
45    1953 202 .129  7621  6705  156
46    1961 270 .128 10263  9027  219
47    1980 458 .128 17427 15452  350
48    1936 224 .127  8937  7953  125
49    1941 222 .127  8795  7691  143
50    1965 266 .126 10115  8930  216
51    1966 282 .126 10515  9391  241
52    1983 506 .125 19215 17173  366
53    1947 188 .124  7055  6165  128
54    1964 242 .124  9245  8262  194
55    1990 492 .124 18717 16597  381
56    1929 178 .123  6931  6053   96
57    1934 174 .123  6700  5982  106
58    1969 486 .123 18577 16380  394
59    1974 498 .123 19261 17010  385
60    1978 524 .122 20032 17740  391
61    1932 234 .121  9180  8195  114
62    1935 202 .121  8057  7181  130
63    1985 502 .121 18965 16931  372
64    1991 502 .121 19001 16786  359
65    1930 196 .120  7816  6825  104
66    1938 178 .120  6958  6150  101
67    1952 196 .120  7570  6684  134
68    1984 568 .120 21544 19119  405
69    1989 614 .120 23210 20650  429
70    1982 516 .119 19913 17663  361
71    1992 554 .119 21130 18704  388
72    1963 360 .118 13582 12162  274
73    1973 462 .118 17474 15536  342
74    1925 206 .117  8023  7076  104
75    1928 242 .117  9318  8242  109
76    1949 182 .116  6964  6120  121
77    1981 450 .116 16799 14967  294
78    1967 314 .115 11992 10567  231
79    1922 244 .114  9506  8324   88
80    1940 162 .114  6198  5525   90
81    1968 340 .112 12667 11389  235
82    1921 210 .111  7972  7051   70
83    1926 252 .111  9805  8562   92
84    1971 502 .111 19057 16826  337
85    1975 448 .111 17043 15041  273
86    1924 198 .110  7680  6787   77
87    1931 200 .110  7925  7072   86
88    1976 380 .109 14619 12924  226
89    1923 198 .108  7773  6830   74
90    1927 236 .107  9040  7858   82
91    1972 312 .106 11744 10406  189
92    1942 258 .105  9952  8853  125
93    1946 198 .105  7642  6674   96
94    1937 114 .104  4568  4041   48
95    1939 148 .104  5802  5114   69
96    1915 358 .099 13352 11506   66
97    1933 238 .099  8863  7939   88
98    1911 220 .095  8244  7135   43
99    1945 164 .092  6390  5606   62
100   1944 162 .087  6204  5511   54
101   1919  88 .083  3504  3099   14
102   1912 202 .080  7681  6740   22
103   1913 230 .079  8657  7600   33
104   1914 274 .079 10327  8984   52
105   1917 228 .079  8513  7431   32
106   1920 174 .079  6669  5879   29
107   1916 210 .078  7923  6906   26
108   1910 182 .072  6775  5885   22
109   1918 164 .070  6086  5315   14
110   1908 212 .067  7796  6879   21
111   1909 186 .063  6780  5968   12
112   1943 106 .047  4058  3550   10


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