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Homers down 8.8 percent from first 5 weeks of '04

Updated: May 10, 2005, 12:29 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- In the first year of toughened steroid testing, home runs are down in the major leagues for the first time since 2002.

HRs per game through the season's first first weeks

Year

Games

HRs

HRs/Game

2005

460

908

1.97

2004

459

990

2.16

2003

461

953

2.07

2002

456

878

1.93

2001

454

1,047

2.31

2000

457

1,183

2.59

1999

457

1,016

2.22

1998

437

862

1.97

1997

398

742

1.86

1996

423

989

2.34

10-Yr. ...

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