Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Incidentally the biggest steroid abuser of the era, Barry Bonds, only hit 50+ home runs in a season once in his career.
The reason the 60+ HR seasons declined is because opposing teams basically quit pitching to Bonds and McGwire and Sosa. Once pitchers started intentionally walking Bonds at a record pace and pitching around him almost every at-bat it made it very hard for him to hit home runs. He had a .609 OBP with 232 Walks in 2004!
Teams today rarely give a superstar a pitch to drive.
The average player today is bigger than the average player back at the height of the home run bashing steroids era.
So you are of the belief that, ironically, the biggest power hitters of the era just happened to use steroids?