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Judge hit no. 61 in Canada tonight.

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Judge. Home run number 61 on the season. Ties Maris for the AL LEAD in all time home runs per season.

Jays pitchers redeemed themselves tonight by actually going for the out and not walking him four times.

I can now root for the Jays after rooting for Judge this series.
 

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Think they might go out and have a drink tonight?


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Jays pitchers redeemed themselves tonight by actually going for the out and not walking him four times.

I can now root for the Jays after rooting for Judge this series.
Sometimes (in a chase to get to post season) maybe walking him was needed. But yeah. Tonight, the team played like genuine sportsmen.
 

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Judge. Home run number 61 on the season. Ties Maris for the AL LEAD in all time home runs per season.
Meh

Once MLB went to 162 games a year, the modern records actually mean nothing.

You cannot compare old time players to current because of how long the season has become. IN 1961 the MLB went to 162 games. Those extra games mean extra opportunities every season for as many years as a player plays. Say a batter plays 10 years. Over 10 years that is an extra 120 games and an average of 3 times at bat. Can you really compare a player that got an extra 360 times at bat after 1961 to someone prior to that who played only 154, 140, or 120 games a season? They should have kept it at 154 imo.


When each team had several games cancelled at the start of the 1972 season, traditionalists muttered about tampering with the schedule. Actually, the major league schedules have been changed several times since the National League was organized in 1876. Originally there were 8 NL teams playing each other 10 times for a total of 70 games. The following two years, there were only 6 teams, with each team playing the others 12 times each for a schedule of only 60 games, the shortest of all time. From 1879 until 1891, the league gradually increased the schedule from 84 (after the league returned to 8 teams in 1879) to 140 games. Every few years, 14 games were added, with each team playing each other team twice more. The games usually started in late afternoon, and many games were cancelled on account of rain or darkness.

During the 1882-91 period, the American Association existed as a rival major league. It started with six teams in 1882 and played 80 games. The next year, with 8 teams, it played a 98-game schedule. In 1885 it went to 112 games, and from 1886 to its demise in 1891, it played 140 contests. The 8-team Players League also had a 140-game schedule in 1890.

After the AA disbanded, the National League expanded to 12 teams in 1892, and the 154-game schedule made its debut with each team in the circuit playing each other 14 times. The League schedule was reduced to 132 games for the next 5 years (l893~97), but then went back to the 154-game card in 1898-99, But the NL was finding the 12 teams a little unwieldy. For 1900 they were consolidated into 8 teams and a schedule of 140 games. The American League which has been a minor circuit known as the Western League gained recognition as a major league in 1901, and the two loops each played 140 games in 1901-03.

The 8-team, 154-game schedule, where each. team played each other for 22 games, was inaugurated in 1904 in both leagues and became traditional. That schedule pattern, which was also adopted by the Federal League in 1914-15, stayed in existence continuously from 1904 until 1960, except for the World War I year of 1918 and the next season as well. In 1918, the schedule was curtailed on September 2 on orders from the War Department, and each team played about 125 games.

 
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