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Slugfest

What is Slugfest?

A baseball slang-term referring to a game between two teams in which both teams score many runs, usually by way of the home run and numerous base hits.

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Derived from the slang for a fight with combatants trading heavy blows, a slugfest normally features both teams recording multiple hits, combining for a large number of runs, mostly scored by home runs. These sorts of contests have become more common since the end of the dead-ball era, with extra-base hits and home runs being favored over the strategies of small-ball. During the mid-to-late summer when the weather is hottest, balls will generally travel farther-it is during this portion of the season that most slugfests will happen. A slugfest is also more common in smaller ballparks that can sometimes turn otherwise deep, routine fly balls into home runs.

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