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    The MLB Is on Another Record-Breaking Track

    The dings just keep coming. Sure, batters have been setting long ball records in the past several years, but in just the first 10 percent of the season, a phenomenal 5.3 percent of non-strikeout at-bats were home runs. That pace, if maintained, would yield 6,372 four-baggers this season, surpassing the record 6,105 bashed in 2017.

    What’s not to like? For spectators, it will mean a less dynamic game, as evidenced by a historic dearth of stolen bases, with more jogging than running and fewer interesting defensive plays.

    Read OZY’s feature on how to score cheap baseball tickets.  

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