Extra Bases

The Long Ball Series

The Yankees led the majors with 244 home runs. The Phillies were tied with the Rangers for second with 224.

Yankee Stadium allowed the most runs in baseball (237). Citizens Bank Park was third (207).

Factor everything in and the World Series of 21 home runs set by the Angels and Giants in 2002 could be in danger.

There are many variables, of course. The Series would likely have to go seven games. Poor weather tends to cut down on home runs and presumably both lineups will see better pitching than they did during the season. The Yankees also won’t have a DH in Philly.

But it’s something to keep an eye on.

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