The main league batting common dropped to .244 this season, its lowest for the reason that yr of the pitcher in 1968, although offense picked up markedly following baseball’s midseason crackdown on grip-enhancing substances for pitchers.

MLB’s stricter enforcement had the specified impression, ending a run of 12 consecutive full seasons by which strikeouts had set data yearly.

Baseball officers are involved in regards to the decreased motion attributable to the dominance of the so-called Three True Outcomes: residence run, stroll and strikeout.

MLB experimented with a 12-inch better distance between the mound and residential plate throughout a portion of the Atlantic League season however discovered the elevated distance was largely not noticeable from the 60 toes, 6 inches, that has been commonplace for the reason that NL moved again the mound by 5 toes in 1883.