Now that Judge has hit 62 WITHOUT roids, who is the REAL single season MLB record holder?

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regarding roids, cheating in baseball is literally ingrained into the sport's history, so I find it weird to draw the line at steroids. Mickey Mantle's autobiography described the way Yogi Berra would intentionally nick the ball on his shinguard before throwing it back to Whitey Ford, to make the ball 'move' more. lots of players took amphetamines, which gave performance advantages of a different variety (they called em 'greenies' then). Bobby Thomson hit the game winning home run due to his coach stealing signals w/ a telescope...etc etc

stank viola (Neanderthal), Thursday, 6 October 2022 15:40 (three months ago) link

bonds' at bats during the 2002 playoffs and world series were the most exciting and amazing at bats i have ever watched. seemed like every game it was 3 intentional walks scattered around one at bat where they decided oh well we'll pitch to him BLAM home run!

oscar bravo, Thursday, 6 October 2022 15:44 (three months ago) link

didn't he get intentionally walked w/ bases loaded once

stank viola (Neanderthal), Thursday, 6 October 2022 15:49 (three months ago) link

Yup

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 6 October 2022 16:23 (three months ago) link

The '51 Giants had that legendary closing stretch -- and were stealing signs and relaying them with electronic equipment. If anything it was worse than what the Astros got punished for. And yet nobody is advocating for anything stupid like booting Willie Mays from the HOF for his role in the whole thing.

The biggest HR seasons in history happened in the last decade, not during the "steroid era". I really don't think steroids affect hitting all that much, besides helping to keep injury prone players on the field (as frogbs noted).

Congrats to Aaron Judge on an amazing season, but his "record" is nearly meaningless. Voted Bonds, of course.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 6 October 2022 20:00 (three months ago) link

I mean you can argue that Bonds, McGwire, and Sosa don't count but I highly doubt anyone out there in baseball land really feels like a record was broken. they can say they do but I bet they don't mean it. it's kind of bullshit for Judge that half the talk about his insane season has to be about steroids. as though there's anything more to say on the topic

frogbs, Thursday, 6 October 2022 20:47 (three months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 4 November 2022 00:01 (two months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 5 November 2022 00:01 (two months ago) link

Bonds wuz robbed!!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 5 November 2022 03:56 (two months ago) link


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