Projecting rest of 1994 season
Using ZiPS system to examine the key scenarios affected by the lost games
The quest for Maris
In 1994, we didn't know that Maris' single-season home run record would be broken four years later. We were in the early years of the game's offensive boom -- Cecil Fielder's 51-homer campaign in 1990 was the first 50-homer season since George Foster's 52 in 1977. But in 1994, Matt Williams was already at 43 homers by the time of the strike, and everyone wondered if he would get to 61.
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