Sports Illustrated

The Secret to MLB’s Home Run Surge Lies Far More in the Ball, than the Bicep

It’s often been said, that if Major League Baseball hadn’t naturally experienced the conditions necessary for the home run explosion in 1998, they would have had to create them. The historic home run chase between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire, captivated the nation and made fans forget all about the wildly unpopular strike of 1994.

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