How Baseball Game Length Changed Over 100 Years

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Batter up! ⚾️ The 2024 MLB season is shaping up to be another year of shorter games thanks to the introduction of the pitch clock in 2023. After a century of increasingly long games, the new rules have made baseball games shorter (by about 30 minutes on average) and more consistent in length.

Here’s a look at how the average baseball game length has changed over the past 100 years.

Sources: Baseball-Reference, The Ringer | View source data