HEAD-TO-HEAD: A Review of the 2023 Hitter Pools


According to Baseball Reference, in 2022 the MLB league-wide batting average was .243. You need to go back 54 years, to 1968, to find a time when the league had a lower batting average (.237). Do you know what happened after the 1968 season? The league lowered the pitcher's mound by 5 inches to its current height of 10 inches.

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