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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Study reveals why the baseballs behaved differently in 2019 MLB postseason

An MLB-record 6,776 home runs were hit during the 2019 regular season, up from 5,585 in 2018, with many fly balls that had been fly outs in the past (or extra-base hits) instead sailing out of ballparks.

In addition to the baseballs during the 2019 regular season flying differently once they were hit was the fact that lower seams and a slicker surface hindered pitchers from being able to grip and/or control the baseball like they were used to.

Then came the 2019 postseason, when the balls were seemingly de-juiced.

So what happened?

A return to what the big story was before we discovered the chicanery of the Astros…...

 

QLE Posted: April 07, 2020 at 12:57 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: juiced baseballs, postseason

 

 

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