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A deep dive into the Hall of Fame Classic 220 vs 240 bat compression statistics/scores

 

The 2021 the Hall of Fame Classic Dual Conference tournament used the Dudley Stadium ZN ball which is a 47 core ball with 425 compression and they tested bats at 240 compression.  This article shows the statistical difference between this years ball/bat combination and that of the last Hall of Fame Classic in June of 2020 when the Conference used the 220 bat compression testing.  There were 7.1 runs less scored per game this year and the overall Conference team on base percentage dropped from .594 in 2020 to .561 in 2021 which is a 33 point difference.  Are those differences significant?  Somewhat they are as games were mostly time and it did appear that pitchers were safer.  But bat technology gets better every year so it may not last.  The home runs were down from the average player hitting a homer 12% of the times he swung in 2020 to 9% of the time he swung in 2021.

Last weekend in Oklahoma at the Sooner Invitational scores also seemed to be down.  Although they played at a different park than they did in 2020 the fields were all 300 feet.  In 2020 with the Pro-M ball and 220 bat compression testing the Sooner Invitational averaged 50.4 runs per game and in 2021 with the Pro-M ball and 240 bat compression testing the tournament averaged 41.0 runs per game.  A 9.4 runs per game difference.

 

Scoring breakdown for the Hall of Fame Dual tournaments:

 

This year (2021) with the 240 bat testing and Stadium ZN:

Avg Runs Per Game:  31.0

Avg Runs Per Winning Team:  20.1

Avg Runs Per Losing Team:  10.9

 

 

Last year (2020) with the 220 bat testing and Stadium ZN:

Avg Runs Per Game:  38.1

Avg Runs Per Winning Team:  23.9

Avg Runs Per Losing Team:  14.2

 

 

2021 Hall of Fame Classic tournament report

 

2020 Hall of Fame Classic tournament report

 

 

 

 

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