MLB's universal chorus: Strike three!

Whether it's a swing and miss or a called third strike, everybody's singing it

Originally Published: June 20, 2013
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

On Opening Night of the 2013 season, the Astros strucK out 13 times … and won. The next day, the Angels and Reds combined for 30 striKeouts, the most by two teams in a season opener in baseball history. Two days in, and the striKeout extravaganza was on. Again.

The start of this striKeout craze came in 1986-87 when Rob Deer, Pete Incaviglia, Cory Snyder, Bo Jackson and Jim Presley started playing every day. Each strucK out 150 times a year but hit 20 to 30 homers; and as quickly ...

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