Two Home Runs That Never Were
This article was published in the Spring 2013 Baseball Research Journal.
Four well-known and widely respected baseball reference books provide the information that, in the 1906 National League season, 126 home runs were hit: The SABR Home Run Encyclopedia The 2005 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia Total Baseball Encyclopedia, Sixth Ed. The Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia, Seventh Ed. All four of these baseball reference books are in agreement about the number of 1906 National League home runs and all are wrong. The reference books are wrong because, despite what the Official National League statistics show, two of the 126 home . . .
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