Infographic: MLB Pace of Play

I’m not certain of the original source of this graphic, but I do find its content interesting.  The face that average game play time was once a mere hour and 53 minutes is stunning compared to today’s game lengths.

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4 Comments on “Infographic: MLB Pace of Play”

  1. Wow! Really interesting stats.

  2. momshieb says:

    H’mmmmmmm. I do remember the days when a “complete game” was expected. I haven’t quite come to terms with “short relief, long relief and closer”. I mean, hell, you’re a pitcher or you’re not. Right?

    • Strategy has definitely changed. I do wonder what the game would look like today if the complete game was still the expectation, rather than the exception. And who knows? Maybe some day, baseball will swing back in that direction.


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