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The Great Baseball Turnover: How Hundreds of Thousands of Balls Disappear Each Season
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The Great Baseball Turnover: How Hundreds of Thousands of Balls Disappear Each Season

By Score More Staff A baseball game seems like a simple affair – a bat, a ball, and a whole lot of athleticism. But delve deeper, and you'll discover a hidden world of baseball consumption. During a Major League Baseball (MLB) season, hundreds of thousands of baseballs are used and discarded, a number that has risen significantly in recent years. This article explores the factors behind this high turnover and the afterlife of these game-used baseballs. A Deluge of Discarded Diamonds: The Numbers Game A typical MLB game utilizes roughly 100 baseballs. With 2,430 games played in a regular season, the math translates to a staggering 240,000 baseballs used during the season. However, a closer look at the data reveals an even higher number – approximately 270,000 baseballs are ca...
Beyond Stolen Bases: Unveiling the True Speed Demons of MLB
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Beyond Stolen Bases: Unveiling the True Speed Demons of MLB

By Score More Staff While stolen bases often grab the spotlight when discussing speed in baseball, a deeper analysis reveals a more nuanced picture. This article delves into a statistic that paints a clearer picture of a player's ability to use their speed to rack up runs: Scoring Percentage Given Reaching Base (SBGRB). This metric considers how often a player scores a run after reaching base, taking into account both their speed and the run-scoring ability of their team. The Rickey Hendersons of Today: Reaching Base and Stealing Runs Baseball legends like Rickey Henderson and Lou Brock left an indelible mark on the game with their electrifying speed. Their career SBGRB percentages hovered above 40%, a testament to their ability to convert baserunning prowess into runs...
MLB’s Young Stars Are Taking Over: A New Generation of Superstars Is Emerging
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MLB’s Young Stars Are Taking Over: A New Generation of Superstars Is Emerging

  By Score More Staff As the Major League Baseball season approaches its conclusion, the spotlight is shining on a new generation of superstars who are making a significant impact on the game. While established names like Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Juan Soto have captured headlines with their exceptional performances, several other young talents are emerging as forces to be reckoned with. Shohei Ohtani: The Electrifying Two-Way Threat Undoubtedly the most electrifying player in baseball, Shohei Ohtani has redefined what it means to be a two-way player. Excelling both on the mound and at the plate, Ohtani's prowess has brought a level of excitement rarely seen in the sport. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.: A Generational Talent Vladimir Guerrero Jr., often consid...