One month into the season, the effects of the new ball are already visible. The NCAA was quick to trumpet the apparent power surge: despite a cold February, home runs per game jumped from 0.33 in the first month of 2014 to 0.47 HR per game so far in 2015. But observers claimed a number of other effects as well….
We pulled the data from the first month of the 2015 season; let’s see which of those claims hold water.
Part of The Machine that Goes “Ping”, my occasional college baseball column.
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