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Unusual but true, MLB wants to reduce the number of home runs in 2021

Unusual but true, MLB wants to reduce the number of home runs in 2021

All Major League Baseball (MLB) fans eagerly await the return of the best baseball in the world in 2021, as more than one was left with the desire for more action after the excitement that could be enjoyed in 2020.

However, a bit unpleasant news surely upset teams, players, managers, fans and others, because the organization of the Big Top wants to reduce the number of homeruns with respect to last season.

But why? Well, it seems that a hitting duel is not attractive enough for MLB, but rather they want to equate offensive performances with games where dominance from the mound stands out.

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In fact, in the 2019 campaign, Las Mayores registered a total of 6,776 homers, an action that forced the governing body of American baseball to conclude that the balls were made lightly.

MLB’s move to cut home runs
For this reason, the balls that will be used starting in 2021 will be altered in a laboratory to avoid traveling 1 or two feet less than full-turn hits of 375 feet or more, according to the Associated Press (AP). (GG) (AP)

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