The Effect of the Steroid Era on Major League Baseball Hitters: Did It Enhance Hitting?
Author(s): Brandon J Erickson, Adam Yanke, Brett Monson and Anthony RomeoBrandon J Erickson, Adam Yanke, Brett Monson and Anthony Romeo
Background: The “steroid era” in Major League Baseball (MLB) was a time when drug testing for performance enhancing drugs (PED) was not routinely performed. Purpose: To determine if there was a correlation between the steroid era and home runs, batting average, and isolated power (ISO) in MLB players. Methods: Home run, batting average, and ISO data from 1973 to 2012 was collected and analyzed. The data from the steroid era 1993-2002 was compared to the pre steroid eras 1973-1982, 1983-1992, and post steroid era 2003-2012. Results: There was no statistically significant increase in the number of home runs (HR) hit by the American League (AL), National League (NL) or overall in MLB. There was no statistically significant increase in the ISO or highe.. Read More»
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