Simon: Everything you want to know about home run robberies

From SABR member Mark Simon at The Athletic on April 5, 2018:

One of your favorite highlights from the first week of the baseball season was probably Ichiro Suzuki bringing back memories of his best days by robbing Indians third baseman José Ramírez of a home run with a leaping catch at the left-field fence.

You know you’ve seen that before. It gets you as excited as a home run does. Home runs are easy to track. Home-run robberies are not.

But we keep count.

At Sports Info Solutions, we’ve been tracking Home Run Robberies during the regular season since the start of 2004, so this is our 15th season tallying data. Our standards are high because home-run robberies are special.

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Originally published: April 5, 2018. Last Updated: April 5, 2018.