Kent State Today
Walk-on try-outs for the Golden Flashes baseball team.

Kent State baseball held walk-on tryouts for student players last week. 

In 1901, the 16 Major League Baseball teams produced 455 home runs. Players were discouraged from attempting it. Nearly 120 years later, players couldn’t seem to help themselves, and MLB smashed all previous records. More homers might mean more exciting games, but some people question why the spike happened. A Kent State University chemist thinks he has some clues about this unusual surge in home runs.