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Image result for DID YOU KNOW, REDImage result for baseball characters, cartoonMLB SEASON 2020 HAS BEEN A RARITY & HERE’S ANOTHER  ODD BASEBALL FACT FOR YOU! HOME RUNS THAT WEREN’T REALLY HOME RUNS

In the early days of baseball, much of the first part of the 20th century was known as the “dead ball” era, and it wasn’t until the early 1920s that balls started flying out of the stadium at a much more rapid pace.

Up until the 1930 season in the American League and 1931 in the National League, a player was credited with a home run if a fly ball was hit that bounced in the playing field and then over or through the outfield fence.

Apparently, none of Babe Ruth’s home runs were of the “bounce” variety, but Lou Gehrig was in fact credited with a few “bounce” home runs.