There have been close to 40 complete games pitched in MLB this season so far. The modern era all-time single season record for a pitchers is 41 complete games in 1904. Since then the number has been reduced such that Shane Bieber led MLB with 3 complete games in the last full season 2019. This year 3 players already have 3 complete games. Over the years complete games have dwindled and that trend is likely to continue. Better relief pitchers compared to what used to be the case might be a reason. But hitters knowledge of the pitchers has never been better. Batters watching replay of their AB's during the game helps them refine their approach in future ABs.
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