2017 World Series Enters All-Time Elite Due to Alleged Juiced Balls, HR Record
Catch your breath, baseball fans. The 2017 World Series isn’t over yet.
Even if it ended now, however, through some act of God or Congress, it would rank among the most unforgettable of all time.
Sunday’s Game 5—in which the Houston Astros prevailed 13-12 over the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 innings after multiple lead changes and a roller-coaster of comebacks and heartbreak—was merely the latest salvo in what has been a barrage of excitement, controversy and home runs galore.
The Astros and Dodgers have now hit 22 dingers through five games. That breaks the record of 21 for most home runs in a single World Series, set in 2002’s seven-game Fall Classic between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels, headlined by peak-steroid-era Barry Bonds.