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Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners hits an RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of the spring-training game at Peoria Stadium on March 3, 2014 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: How Runs Lead To Wins, From A Sabermetrics Perspective

Bill James gave us what can be considered as the “seminal” model for sabermetrics when he wrote about Runs Created (RC).

03/06/2014

Billy Beane (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Breaking Down The Development Of Sabermetrics In Baseball

Accumulations, assessments, averages, comparisons, listings and rankings have practically been with us from when the first pitch was thrown to the first batter on that first diamond.

01/03/2013

Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics with Baseball (Credit: http://www.sandlotstats.com/)

By The Numbers: A Review Of ‘Sandlot Stats’

In this issue of By The Numbers, we review a book which has just been released. The text, titled “Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics with Baseball,” was authored by Dr. Stanley Rothman, a mathematics professor at Quinnipiac University.

10/15/2012

This statue once stood, but was torn down. Now, a group of supporters wants to put up a new statue of Joe Paterno near the Penn State campus. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Penn State Saves Face, Not Grace

Removing the statue of Joe Paterno is the right call. But like every lens that exposed some sickening dysfunction over the last ten months, this one had to be forced upon the warped sensibilities of Penn State.

07/21/2012

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By The Numbers: Taking A Swing At ‘Moneyball’

Billy Beane’s transactions don’t quite seem to have the statistical impact one would expect.

WFAN–02/15/2012

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By The Numbers: Some Pioneers In Sabermetrics

From the humble beginnings of baseball in 1839, reporters and statisticians have tried to “tell the story of baseball”. What “happens” at a baseball game can be expressed in words, and yet must be explained in numbers.

WFAN–01/12/2011