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Book details
  • SubGenre:Baseball / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:194
  • eBook ISBN:9781667894829
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667894812


The Most Incredible Home Run Seasons in MLB History

by Jed Dukett

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"Baseball fans will appreciate Dukett's love of the game, his stories of the legendary and contemporary sluggers, and his analysis of the yearly home run leaderboards. Dukett can tell you how Maris' 1961 record achievement compares to McGwire's 1998 output and Judge's 2022 barrage. Along the way, we learn how expansion, PEDs, and other changes in the game have affected home run totals. It's a fun, nostalgic, and insightful read and a valuable addition to your baseball library." —David Aretha, veteran baseball author and longtime Topps writer

In the book Jacks, Jed Dukett provides baseball fans with a fresh start to follow the home run leaderboard for each new MLB season. As a baseball fan:
Would you get excited if every baseball season started as an incredible opportunity to follow the home run leaders while still comparing with the greats of the past? What Dukett reveals will help fans and the MLB welcome the efforts of the new stars, who are NOT using steroids and other PEDs, and allow baseball stats to always appeal to each new generation of fans.
Was Aaron Judge's 62 home runs in the 2022 season more incredible than the 73 hit by Barry Bonds in 2001? How about the 70 that Mark McGwire hit in 1998? How impressive was Judge? Dukett will show how Judge stands up to Bonds, McGwire, and Sammy Sosa in the modern era of baseball.
What is the modern era of baseball? Dukett offers a position that keeps the game connected with the past while moving forward with the current stars.
Would you like to know who the greatest home run hitter was from the 1990s and 2000s?
You should know that Derek Jeter is right about a message many baseball fans and analysts misunderstand. Would you like to know what it is?
Would you like to know how MLB rules changes affect the annual home run and other stat leaderboards? Such as strike zone changes, expansion teams, tinkering with the flight of the baseball, PED policies (and lack of enforcement), defense shifts, and more!
Did you know that Roger Maris is not in the Hall of Fame? A travesty for the MLB. Find why and what the MLB did to this man.
Beyond his 0 for 54 at-bats hitless streak, what is surprising about former Baltimore Oriole slugger Chris Davis?
How much did Babe Ruth blow up the home run leaderboard?
Do you play fantasy sports? How would you like a new simple tool to compare rosters?
In Jacks, Dukett gives baseball fans a fresh start to follow the leaderboard throughout each new MLB season.

About the author
For over 27 years, Jed Dukett's work at the Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation (ALSC) helped address the environmental injustice of acid rain. He started as a chemist and successfully retired, in 2020, from the ALSC as the leader of arguably one of the most successful environmental and recovery stories the United States has ever produced. Over a rewarding and fun career with the ALSC, he was responsible for the chemical analysis and assuring the quality of a highly respected and robust global acid rain dataset. Jed has a Bachelor's in Chemistry and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Administration and Leadership, both from the State University of New York Plattsburgh. Jed has coached youth baseball and hockey for 25-plus years and helps build and maintain baseball fields in his community. He enjoys time at home alongside his family-wife, Juli, daughter Elli, son Luka, and their dog Nettles. Jed is passionate about baseball and hockey at all levels of play. He also enjoys miniature golf, camping, other sporting events, and attending Mass.