Year of the homers and juggernauts

The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season concluded on Sunday.

By no means is this an all-inclusive look, because far too much happens over the course of the 2,400-plus games in the regular season, but let’s take a look back at some of the biggest stories of the season.

Upon return to the majors from South Korea, Thames hit .371/.482/.929 with 11 homers through the first 20 games of the season.

Yankees rookie Aaron Judge electrified baseball for much of the season, notably the first half.

He woke up in the last month, though, hitting .311/.463/.889 with 15 homers and 32 RBI in September, good for his best month of the season.

He’s also set the rookie record for home runs in a season.

The Dodgers were mediocre for a stretch to open the season, starting 10-12.

The Dodgers end the season with the most wins in baseball at 104.

The 2017 season set an MLB record for collective home runs with 12 days left in the season.

The record has been obliterated, as the 2017 season saw 6,104 home runs.