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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Baseball ends season with new records set

Major League Baseball had a record-setting year in 2001. 




Led by Barry Bonds' record 73 home runs, several players and teams set new marks of excellence. 




The Seattle Mariners recorded 116 wins, tying the all-time regular-season total in Major League history. The Chicago Cubs' pitching staff set the team strikeout record, while the Milwaukee Brewers hitting staff won the moredubious strikeout record, fanning 1,399 times.  




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Individual performances also highlighted the season. Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hit 64 home runs, becoming the first player ever to register three career 60-home run seasons. Other highlights were Ricky Henderson breaking Ty Cobb's career runs-scored record and Roger Clemens becoming the first pitcher to start with a 20-1 record since 1900.

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