MLB: Impact of Steriods - 2010 Season Stats

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  1. cycloneworld

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    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.
     
  2. HiltonMagic

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    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.
     
  3. sodakjoe

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    Steroids/HGH may help you hit the ball harder, or further, but it won't help you actually make contact with the ball.
     
  4. HiltonMagic

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    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.
     
  5. cycloneworld

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    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%.
     
  6. cycloneworld

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    Home runs have nothing to do with steriods?
     
  7. 1100011CS

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    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.
     
  8. Flag Guy

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    Hitting the ball harder would have helped most of those stats...
     
  9. 1100011CS

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    See his highlited parts of your post.
     
  10. HiltonMagic

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    I didn't say HRs. I said Batting AVG and Ks.
     
  11. 1100011CS

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    Probably not strikeouts but definitely batting average.
     
  12. CyJack13

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    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.
     
  13. cycloneworld

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

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    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.
     
  15. Rhoadhoused

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    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.
     
  16. Palmer

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    why i will never watch MLB again....all of the important records of note are tainted...forever.
     

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