Some interesting numbers

July 14, 2011 – From Elias, A comparison of this season’s “first-half” statistics with the numbers at the break in past seasons:

In 2011, teams have averaged 8.4 runs per game. In 2010 it was 8.9, 9.2 in 2009, 9.1 in 2008, 9.4 in 2007 and 9.8 in 2006. 2011 is the lowest since 1992.

In 2011, teams have averaged 1.8 home runs per game. In 2010 it was 1.9, 2.1 in 2009, 2.0 in 2008 and 2007 and 2.2 in 2006. 2011 is the lowest since 1993.

In 2011, teams have averaged 1.3 stolen bases per game. In 2010 it was 1.2, 1.3 in 2009, 1.2 in 2008 and 2007 and 1.1 in 2006. 2011 is the highest since 1999.

In 2011, teams have a batting average of .253. In 2010 it was .259, .261 in 2009 and 2008, .264 in 2007 and .269 in 2006. 2011 is the lowest since 1972.*

In 2011, teams have averaged 6.3 walks per game. In 2010 it was 6.6, 7.0 in 2009, 6.8 in 2008 and 6.6 in 2007 and 2006. 2011 is the lowest since 1972.*

In 2011, teams have averaged 13.92 strikeouts per game. In 2010 it was 13.89, 13.6 in 2009, 13.3 in 2008, 13.0 in 2007 and 12.8 in 2006. 2011 is the highest ever.

*the American League adopted the DH the following season (1973)

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