Philosophy for hitters in baseball has changed
It used to be considered an embarrassment for guys to strike out. The importance in a lot of situations was to just get the ball in play, even if it was just to move a runner over.
Growing up, and playing a lot of baseball, I was always of the mindset that a strike out was just about the most embarrassing way to make an out.
These days, guys like Aaron Judge will go 1-4, with three strikeouts, but will hit a 400 foot home run as their one hit, and fans will gush over that.
It's all about launch angle, and how fast the ball comes off the bat. Never mind you have more strikeouts in one season than Wade Boggs did in his entire career, lol.
There are teams that are built that way. The Orioles, Rays, etc. Tons of homeruns. Tons of strikeouts. They lose games if they can't hit multiple homeruns per game.