After a discussion I had from the documentary "Long Gone Summer", I was trying to explain my position on the steroid era.
In doing so, I came up with a stat, but would like to know if I can find another stat or source for what I'm looking for.
18 players hit 50 or more home runs from 1869 - 1991. In one hundred and twenty two years, 18 times was 50 or more accomplished.
25 times since 1991 to 2012 players have hit 50 or more home runs.
One thing is FOR CERTAIN, around the "steroid era", ball player's started to learn how to recover their bodies better to endure the long 162 game seasons.
How much was steroid based?
How much is it the advancement of technology in sports health?
And the stat I'm interested in finding, is home runs hit by mid season, year by year.