The average time of a nine-inning Major League game dropped to 2 hours, 40 minutes in the first year of the pitch clock.

It marks a 24-minute decrease from the 2022 season.

The average game time dropped to its 1985 level after passing 3 hours for the first time in 2016. It reached a record 3:10 in 2021.

"It took some getting used to, but once you get used to it the game's a lot faster," Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa said. "There's not wasted time. The pace was great, so I think it's here to stay."

The Miami Marlins had the fastest average at just under 2:35, while the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres topped baseball at 2:44.