Veritable super-teams
What effect has the deadened ball had on MLB’s offenses? ⚾
Major League Baseball’s decision to de-juice the ball this past winter has rewritten everything we knew about baseball.
Back in 2019, the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins looked like two veritable super-teams, powered by offenses that hit the most and second-most home runs in Major League history. Just two years later, however, both squads have criminally underperformed in the season immediately following the league’s decision to deaden the ball to reduce the number of home runs.