The Explosive Growth of Power Hitters
The game of baseball is constantly evolving. There have been cycles in which pitchers had the upper hand and others in which batters were in firm command. We are clearly right smack in the middle of the latter.
There were 6105 home runs hit in major league baseball last season, which eclipsed the previous record set during the 2000 season by 412. Total home runs have increased every year since 4186 home runs were hit during the 2014 season. Last season’s home run total marks a 45.84 percent increase since 2014.