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    Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    I saw some final stats from the 2010 baseball season that show just how much the steriod era inflated offensive stats. From the 2010 season:

    • An average of 1.90 home runs per game were hit, the lowest since 1.78 in 1993. Home runs peaked at 2.34 in 2000.
    • Runs per game fell to 8.77, the lowest since 8.23 in 1992.
    • Hits per game dropped to 17.51, the fewest since 17.35 in 1992.
    • The MLB batting average of .257 was the lowest since .256 in 1992.
    • The major league ERA fell to 4.01, the lowest since 3.74 in 1992.
    • The strikeouts per game average of 14.12 was the highest EVER since major league baseball began.



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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    I saw some final stats from the 2010 baseball season that show just how much the steriod era inflated offensive stats. From the 2010 season:

    • An average of 1.90 home runs per game were hit, the lowest since 1.78 in 1993. Home runs peaked at 2.34 in 2000.
    • Runs per game fell to 8.77, the lowest since 8.23 in 1992.
    • Hits per game dropped to 17.51, the fewest since 17.35 in 1992.
    • The MLB batting average of .257 was the lowest since .256 in 1992.
    • The major league ERA fell to 4.01, the lowest since 3.74 in 1992.
    • The strikeouts per game average of 14.12 was the highest EVER since major league baseball began.
    Last I checked, those would have nothing to do with steroids. Also, pitchers were on the stuff too so I don't think this drop in offense is as much about steroids as people think.


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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    I saw some final stats from the 2010 baseball season that show just how much the steriod era inflated offensive stats. From the 2010 season:

    • An average of 1.90 home runs per game were hit, the lowest since 1.78 in 1993. Home runs peaked at 2.34 in 2000.
    • Runs per game fell to 8.77, the lowest since 8.23 in 1992.
    • Hits per game dropped to 17.51, the fewest since 17.35 in 1992.
    • The MLB batting average of .257 was the lowest since .256 in 1992.
    • The major league ERA fell to 4.01, the lowest since 3.74 in 1992.
    • The strikeouts per game average of 14.12 was the highest EVER since major league baseball began.
    Steroids/HGH may help you hit the ball harder, or further, but it won't help you actually make contact with the ball.


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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    Steroids/HGH may help you hit the ball harder, or further, but it won't help you actually make contact with the ball.
    There is no testing done for HGH yet. I have to believe with the stats this year though that HGH helps pitchers more than batters. Or just more pitchers are on it.


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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    Steroids/HGH may help you hit the ball harder, or further, but it won't help you actually make contact with the ball.
    Says who? You?

    It also helps you recover from injury much faster. In a long season, most guys aren't 100% and if steriods help get you closer, you are going to produce better. Ie. Guy on steriods at 95% will hit better than guy not on steriods at 80%.



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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    Last I checked, those would have nothing to do with steroids. Also, pitchers were on the stuff too so I don't think this drop in offense is as much about steroids as people think.
    Home runs have nothing to do with steriods?



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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    Last I checked, those would have nothing to do with steroids. Also, pitchers were on the stuff too so I don't think this drop in offense is as much about steroids as people think.
    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    Steroids/HGH may help you hit the ball harder, or further, but it won't help you actually make contact with the ball.
    I was going to write something like this too but then I thought: stronger = faster bat speed = more time to react (don't have to start swing as early) = better chance of getting bat on ball.



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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Hitting the ball harder would have helped most of those stats...


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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Home runs have nothing to do with steriods?
    See his highlited parts of your post.



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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Home runs have nothing to do with steriods?
    I didn't say HRs. I said Batting AVG and Ks.


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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    Hitting the ball harder would have helped most of those stats...
    Probably not strikeouts but definitely batting average.



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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    I didn't say HRs. I said Batting AVG and Ks.
    Both Batting Avg and K's could easily be effected by steroids. A few warning track fly outs become HRs, a few harder hit line drives become hits and all of a sudden your batting average is up several points. Also as someone said earlier, steroids can help your bat speed which can lead to fewer strikeouts because of a quicker swing.



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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    I also don't think its a coincidence that only 2 players in Major League baseball hit over 40 homeruns for the season.



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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    Both Batting Avg and K's could easily be effected by steroids. A few warning track fly outs become HRs, a few harder hit line drives become hits and all of a sudden your batting average is up several points. Also as someone said earlier, steroids can help your bat speed which can lead to fewer strikeouts because of a quicker swing.
    Hint: Not all steroids make you bigger and stronger. Some are actually tailor made to improve fast twitch muscle reaction time. Meaning your body can respond faster. Hundredths of a second is a huge difference when trying to hit a round ball when a round bat. While I am sure that there were all sorts of cheaters, seems the testing is having a bigger effect on the offensive performers.


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    Re: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

    People who don't understand the widespread effects that steroids have on the body (other than the obvious muscle growth) frustrate me. Reaction time, fast twitch muscles, injury recovery, speed advantages, ect all play a huge role.

    I do, however, believe the amount of steroids taken by pitchers is vastly underestimated.



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