MLB’s short season could throw up some big surprises

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We’re going to have baseball this summer after all, although the season will be only 60 games long — a little more than a third of a normal campaign.

We might see some surprise statistical leaders, given the relatively small sample size, which got us thinking: What happened the last time the Major League Baseball season was shorter than usual? That was in 1994, when the season ended prematurely because of a strike.

Frank Thomas and Jeff Bagwell were named the American League and National League MVPs that season, and both are now members of the Hall of Fame.

But Matt Williams was actually the major league leader in home runs when the season was stopped, with 43. Ken Griffey Jr. was second with 40, with Bagwell (39) and Thomas (38) right behind

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