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going going gone home runs are flying out of major league ball parks this season at a record pace making Monday night's home run derby usually seen as a muscly side show to baseball's all star game perhaps more hotly anticipated than usual with the one million dollar prize at stake for the first time ever and with at least one participant New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso having already set a record with his swing Alonso's thirty home runs so far are the most ever had before the all star break by a National League rookie all told MLB hitters are reportedly on pace to hit six thousand six hundred and fifty seven home runs this season that's eleven hundred more than a year ago and six hundred more than the all time record set in twenty seventeen skeptics including some of the game wonder whether it's due to haters doping again something that plagued the sport back in the nineties and led to several suspensions but baseball commissioner rob Manfred has said this year's baseball's are showing less drag due to the fact that they're hand made by Rawlings and can therefore vary from year to year and in twenty nineteen that means a whole lot of high fives bat flips and Gatorade baths