Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Are Baseballs "Juiced" This Season?

Recommended Posts

7 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

At least, unlike the kids you teach, I'm actually the best at something.

Not sure how this thread turned into you dumping on some Little Leaguers, but that's enough, thanks. Let's get back to the topic at hand.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

• Most home runs in a season, MLB: Record is 6,105, set in 2017. There were 6,084 homers hit through Tuesday's games.
• Most home runs in a season, American League: Record is 3,170, set in 2017. There were 3,119 homers hit in the AL through Tuesday's games.
• Most home runs in a season, National League: Record is 3,005, set in 2000. There were 2,965 homers hit in the NL through Tuesday's games.
• Most home runs in a season, MLB team: new record, set by both the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees (276 through Tuesday).
• Most home runs in a season, AL team: new record, set by the Twins and Yankees (276 through Tuesday).
• Most home runs in a season, NL team: new record, set by the Los Angeles Dodgers (258 through Tuesday).
• Most road homers in a season, MLB team: new record, set by the Twins (152 through Tuesday).
• Most road homers in a season, AL team: new record, set by the Twins (152 though Tuesday).
• Most homers by NL rookie: Pete Alonso, New York Mets (47 homers through Tuesday).



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you scale 1907's home run total (244) to 162 games and 30 teams you get 481. Which the 2019 majors passed in the middle of April.  99% of the 2019 rulebook is the same as it was in 1907.

Boston's Dave Brain led the majors in homers in '07 with 10.  This year 231 major leaguers have 11 or more homers with almost three weeks left on the schedule.  In 1907 86 players qualified for the batting title.  So there are almost three times as many players in 2019 with 11 homers as there were full-time regulars in 1907.

Zach Greinke has more homers this year than Hall of Famers Nap Lajoie, Frank Chance, George Davis, Jake Beckley, Jimmy Collins, Willie Keeler and Bobby Wallace had as regular position players in '07.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


"And last but not least, I’d be remiss if I didn’t single out one team that warms the cockles of my heart: the Baltimore baseball Orioles of Maryland, who broke the record for most homers allowed in a season in game number 128, and also whom we haven’t picked on enough lately. They wound up allowing 305, with the gap separating them from everyone else large enough to drive a semi-truck through."

. . . 

"My favorite part of their season, though, might be their stretch from July 29-Aug. 10. In that time, they played 11 games, and they allowed 5+ homers in six of them. Go take another look at that chart. Only eight other teams (Reds, Tigers, Astros, Rockies, Cubs, Rangers, Pirates, Angels) have ever had six such games in a season. Which means 70 percent of MLB teams have never had an entire season with six such games. Again, the 2019 Orioles did so in an 11-game stretch."

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Orioles Information

Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores


Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports


2019 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats

  • Posts

    • I was hoping to see news on a surprise retirement announcement after seeing this thread bumped up. 
    • Hutzler's was in Westview Mall, not Security Mall.
    • He lied before and was called out by Palmer.  
    • Isn't CD getting paid enough to lie through his teeth when he's asked questions on Hot Stove radio programs?  Would it hurt to make up a bunch of complete crap about his "punishing" work ethic just for public consumption?  Is that too much to ask? Apparently so.
    • I used to work at a grocery store in college and my boss used to me make me buy his lottery tickets at the liquor store next door and I frequently saw Artie Donovan in there shopping.  Only knew who he was because of Letterman.  Didn’t ask him for his autograph though.  Mark Williamson used to come in the Grocery store a bunch. As did coach Kenny Cooper.    Saw Brooks coming out of Security Mall one day In the 80s and he looked like he didn’t want to be bothered so I didn’t say anything to him. He left through Hutzlers so he probably figured no one was going to be in there.
    • Chris Davis did a phone-in interview today on the Hot Stove radio show on 105.7 The Fan here in Baltimore. Jim Hunter and Steve Melewski straight out asked Davis about hitting, and what he was doing to improve his hitting in this offseason. Nothing Davis said supplied hope. He flat out said he wasn't going to drastically alter his swing because he is now in his 30s, and because he has had sustained success in the past with his swing. He said he talked a lot with the O's staff (didn't he say that last year?) and the O's mentioned that he was successful when he was stronger, and since he has purposefully done less work with the weights the last few years, he was going to try to get stronger this offseason. He also said he would try to be more aggressive in order to not take so many called third strikes, and to let the ball travel, so as to not try to hit it out in front of the plate so much. He also said some stuff about his mind being in a better place, etcetera. Which would be nice if he was hitting baseballs with his mind instead of a bat. So, he basically said he was doing nothing special this offseason to improve his hitting, he is just going to take a better approach into the upcoming year.
    • Bwa-ha-ha!!! Beautiful! Great memory. Great reference!
  • Popular Contributors

  • Create New...