Baseball

In 1901, the 16 Major League Baseball teams produced 455 home runs. Players were discouraged from attempting it — too much risk of flying out. Nearly 120 years later, players couldn’t seem to help themselves, and MLB smashed all previous records, with 6,776 home runs — 771 more than the previous record set in 2017. The year in between, while...

Are the new Major League baseballs "juiced"? An article on FiveThirtyEight.com goes to bat on this controversial topic and has drawn interest from several other media outlets, including ESPN, USA Today and CBS Sports to name a few.  Commissioned by ESPN Sport Science, researchers in Dr. Soumitra Basu’s chemistry lab recently collaborated with...