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.