2017 was the Year of the Homer; more home runs were hit, in total, across both leagues, than in any other season in history. Led by rookie phenom, Aaron Judge’s 52 circuit clouts, players called long distance 6,105 times on the season.
Judge, baseball’s largest player at 6’7″, was far and away the junior circuit’s Rookie of the Year, but it was baseball’s smallest player, 5’6″ Jose Altuve of Houston who not only won his league’s MVP, but led his Houston club to their first world’s championship, knocking off senior circuit champ Los Angeles in a thrilling, seven-game series.
LA had a star rookie of their own, the senior circuit’s Rookie of the Year, Cody Bellinger, while Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton parlayed his 59-homer season into an MVP award. On the mound, Cleveland’s Cory Kluber won the pitcher of the year award, while in the senior circuit, Washington’s Max Scherzer took home his second such award in two seasons.
Relive this power-mad season with the 2017 SherCo season set!