Baseball: Smaller Strike Zone Proposed

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Sources MLB could alter strike zone as response to declining offense - Yahoo Sports
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Runs per game fell to 4.07 in 2014, the lowest mark since 1981 and the 13th fewest since World War II, and studies from The Hardball Times' Jon Roegele and Florida professor Brian Mills pegged the low strike as a significant culprit.

Since 2009, the average size of the called strike zone has jumped from 435 square inches to 475 square inches, according to Roegele’s research. The results: Pitchers are throwing more in the lower part of the zone, and hitters are swinging at an increased rate, knowing the tough-to-drive pitches will be called strikes.
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I can still remember laying on a beach in Monterey listening to baseball games in 1968, when Gaylord Perry tossed a no-no one day for the Giants against the Cards and the next day Ray Washburn of the Cards returned the favor.

I think it was the next year when they lowered the mound as a way to help increase offense.
 

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Sources MLB could alter strike zone as response to declining offense - Yahoo Sports
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Runs per game fell to 4.07 in 2014, the lowest mark since 1981 and the 13th fewest since World War II, and studies from The Hardball Times' Jon Roegele and Florida professor Brian Mills pegged the low strike as a significant culprit.

Since 2009, the average size of the called strike zone has jumped from 435 square inches to 475 square inches, according to Roegele’s research. The results: Pitchers are throwing more in the lower part of the zone, and hitters are swinging at an increased rate, knowing the tough-to-drive pitches will be called strikes.
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so they want to shorten the strike zone even more so than how they have already shortened it so small over the last decade or so? :cuckoo:
 

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