Comments on: Whiffing Without Clout http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1213 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1213/comment-page-1#comment-6155 Mon, 02 Mar 2009 16:36:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1213#comment-6155 1914 was a real scoring trough. Scoring bottomed out around 1908, and I think a new ball was experimented with, which pushed scoring up a bit for a couple years. But then offense fell again in the mid-teens. Then there's also the fact that these stats (batter strikeouts and, in the previous post, caught stealing) were counted in 1914, but not in some of the surrounding seasons, and I guess it really makes that year stand out.

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By: Jgeller http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1213/comment-page-1#comment-6152 Mon, 02 Mar 2009 16:23:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1213#comment-6152 There was another post a bit ago which had abnormal figures for 1914. The Federal League probably really messed things up.

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By: ZimJim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1213/comment-page-1#comment-6149 Mon, 02 Mar 2009 05:39:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1213#comment-6149 Interesting stuff.

I am actually surprised that this list is comprised mostly of modern era guys (1969-present), if only because there is so much more emphasis on the long ball these days back now than there was back then. Even most utility infielders can scrounger one or two a year.

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