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Looking back at a head-spinning array of home runs

For about 90 minutes on Wednesday night, I fully grasped the essence of the 2019 season. With the league-wide single-season home run record ready to be broken early in the evening, several of us -- me, two editors, members of ESPN's Stats & Information group -- were tracking the countdown to 6,106 home runs. Whoever hit the 22nd home run of the night would set the mark.

The action began with Trent Grisham hitting a leadoff home run for the Brewers in Miami. Todd Frazier and Brandon Nimmo soon went back-to-back for the Mets.