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  • MLB in the 50's

    MLB in the 50's
    Major League Baseball was completely different in the 50's than it is today. It was mainly all white people that played other than a couple of African Americans and foreigners. The MLB was dominated by New York native teams. A world series was won by a New York team every year from 1950-1956. In today's day and age the Yankees or the Mets can't even make the playoffs.
  • MLB in the 60's

    MLB in the 60's
    Major League Baseball in the 60's where pretty horrible to watch. It was known as the dead ball era because teams from 1963 to 1968 had the lowest offensive levels in history since the 1900's and 1910's.
  • Baseball in the 70's

    Baseball in the 70's
    Baseball in the 1970's is when the MLB really started to get fun to watch. The 1970's was a decade of shifting power in baseball. The Athletics' dynasty was destroyed, free agency delivered its opening pitch, the DH stepped to the plate, and the first off-the-field strike was called.
  • Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's home run record

    Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's home run record
    On April 8, 1974, Atlanta Braves hitter Hank Aaron hit his 714th home run which broke the home run record held by Babe Ruth.
  • MLB in the 80's

    MLB in the 80's
    The 1980's was a decade of transition for baseball. Power numbers were noticeably down, making the numbers of the steroid enhanced decades following look even brighter. In the 1980's, players hit 40 home runs just 13 times and that's the lowest of any decade since Babe Ruth revolutionized the game.
  • The Start of Artificial Grass

    The Start of Artificial Grass
    Use of artificial grass in athletic fields isn't new. It was introduced to Major League Baseball, and the sporting world as a whole, at the Houston Astrodome in 1986. Ever since teams all across the MLB have switched over to turf. It is easier to maintenance and some would say even better to play on.
  • Barry Bonds Debuts in the MLB

    Barry Bonds Debuts in the MLB
    Just a few months after being drafted by the pirates Bonds was called up into the Major Leagues. He would go on to have a sensational rookie year and even came close to winning the rookie of the year award.
  • Pete Rose Gambling Punishment

    Pete Rose Gambling Punishment
    Pete Rose agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 after an investigation for Major League Baseball by lawyer John Dowd found Rose placed numerous bets on the Cincinnati Reds to win from 1985-87 while playing for and managing the team. This ended up being way bigger than it looked to be in the long run of sports. Pete Rose is not even allowed into the baseball hall of fame because of this. Pete was a great player and he paid the price, also showed other players to not do what he did.
  • The 90's

    The 90's
    The 1990's is when the MLB really changed for the future and it is really showing how so in today's MLB. The 90's marked the continued growing influence of money on baseball, leading to the 1994 strike, which saw the World Series cancelled for the first time since 1904, as well as criticism in some circles that only the "big-market" teams could afford to compete. For example, the yankees and the dodgers. Both are big city teams that have a lot of money and can afford the best players.
  • Barry Bonds first of many MVP trophies

    Barry Bonds first of many MVP trophies
    Bonds won his first MVP Award in 1990, hitting . 301 with 33 home runs and 114 RBIs. He also stole 52 bases, which was third in the league, to become a first-time member of the 30–30 club. He won his first Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award.
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    The Reign of Barry Bonds

    Barry Bonds from 2001 through 2004 was the most impressive baseball performance of all time, and it's not especially close. If you want to pick a season, it doesn't matter if it's 2001 or 2004. It's all of them. They're all the best season. He went on to win the MVP award from 2001-2004 and created multiple records. He broke the all-time and single season home run record.
  • Retirement

    After a sensational career with the Giants and the Pirates Bonds decided that it was time to hangup the cleats and enjoy retirement. He knew he had one of the most successful career's ever and would be able to tell a lot of people about his journey to becoming the greatest hitter of all time.
  • The Record Breaking Swing

    The Record Breaking Swing
    On August 7, 2007, Barry Bonds hit his 756th major league home run, breaking the record set by Hank Aaron meaning Bonds now has the most home runs of all time
  • Legal Trouble

    Legal Trouble
    In a response from the government on February 14, 2008, prosecutors stated that they would present evidence at trial showing that Bonds tested positive for steroids in November 2000. The MLB took action on this and said that Bonds would not allowed to be put into the MLB hall of fame and is now forever looked down upon by MLB officials. Real fans now he revolutionized the game and is one of the key parts it is as great of a game as it is today.
  • The beginning of Shohei Ohtani

    The beginning of Shohei Ohtani
    The Japanese star Shohei Ohtani chose to sign with the Angles after a historic start to his perfessional career in Japan.
  • The Debut

    The Debut
    In his first ever start in the MLB he started pitching and pitched a strong six innings with six strikeouts. He also hit a home run in his first ever MLB plate appearance. He is the first person to ever do those things in a baseball.
  • Rookie of the Year

    Rookie of the Year
    After a historic rookie year Shoehi would go onto win the AL rookie of the year.
  • Rookie to MVP

    Rookie to MVP
    After being injured and unable to play the 2019-2020 season, Shohei would come back in the 2021 season and win the MVP. He put up historic numbers and became the first player to ever pitch and hit in an star game. Babe Ruth didn't even do that.
  • The one and only

    The one and only
    After an incredible 2021 season Shohei would struggle with injuries in the 2022 season. In the 2023 season he came back better than ever to win yet another MVP and doing it pitching and hitting, that is something nobody has ever done in the history of the MLB. He is just proving he is a once and a lifetime players and motivating kids anything is possible.