RESEARCH: Homers are here to stay

It should come as no surprise that home runs have increased since 2014. That year, there were 4,186 home runs hit, while in 2018, there were 5,585 (a 33% increase). The trend began in 2015 and continued through 2018. Most of us have now accepted that this is a “new normal,” but is it? Before we can declare it so, we need to understand the why behind the increase.

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