SO to BB ratio steadily climbing and higher than ever. Sunday, May 29, 2016
National League (Conference) data is used so that years prior to the American League using the designated hitter (DH) can be compared to recent years. 1920 is when Babe Ruth started modern home run hitting by becoming the first batter to hit 30, 40, 50 in a season. Ruth broke his own season record of 29 set the previous year by hitting 54.
The graph below:
Outs: AB - Hits
|Year||% Outs SO|