MLB home runs and the weather

BY OLIVIA MILTNER

Experts have yet to decide why the MLB has seen such a spike this season and a general increase in home runs over the past three years.

Most potential explanations revolve around aspects like how baseballs are designed or if players are adjusting their swings to hit more home runs. Some believe batters are trying to increase the launch angle of their hits and the speed of their swings, which should result in more home runs. However, one topic is already known to impact home run rates in certain areas: weather.

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