Were talking power and steroids.
How did Sammy turn into Superman over those 4 seasons 1998-2001.
The more accurate way to measure a hitters home run hitting ability is not always shown by total numbers.
The most accurate measurment, AB/HR ratio.
I'm starting from the year 1992 because before that Sammy was White Sox, different park.
1992-1997 AB. 2990---HR 178----AB/HR ratio 16.7
1998-2001 AB. 2449---HR 243----AB/HR ratio 10.0
How does he do it, from a home run every 16 at bats to every 10 at bats, that drop is off the chart. Only two other players in that era chopped so much off their previous AB/HR ratio, Mac and Barry and we know what took place there.
Some just don't want to see the obvious. Whats the explanation, he just got that much better and stronger, for no reason.
He not only topped 60, he Averaged 60 home runs for 4 seasons. He wasn't even hitting an average of 40 before that.
His rep is done, who will take all his numbers seriously even though they go into the book.