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By The Numbers

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Who Was More Dominant — Babe Ruth Or Ty Cobb?

Can we compare apples and oranges? Ty Cobb won 11 batting titles (BA) in 13 years while Babe Ruth copped 13 slugging (SLG) crowns in a 14-year stretch. Yet, I wonder, can we determine which of the two Hall of Famers was more dominant?

04/30/2013

Al Kaline (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Al Kaline Was The Ultimate Pro’s Pro

Kaline never played a day of minor league baseball. He wore the Tigers’ uniform with class. He was the perfect No. 3 hitter, and quite possibly the best fielding right-fielder that many baseball fans ever saw.

04/18/2013

Justin Verlander (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: One Man’s Opinion — Why The Tigers Needed To Keep Verlander

Overall, the Tigers should be very satisfied with hanging onto Verlander for at least another five years. Although the price tag was high, he is a vital contributor to the team’s success.

04/01/2013

Jim Johnson (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: The Total Average Concept

All the hype of batting statistics does not answer the question of Orioles success according to the TTAw concept of sabermetrics. The numbers never lie.

03/26/2013

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By The Numbers: Who Was Cactus Gavvy Cravath?

Have you ever heard of pre-Babe Ruth era slugger “Cactus” Cravath?

03/17/2013

Adam Dunn (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Do More Home Runs Actually Lead To More Wins?

A home run obviously generates runs as quickly as possible from a given at-bat, but might it be the case that teams that strive for too many home runs actually hurt their overall run production?

03/04/2013

Buster Posey (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) and Willie Mays (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Is Buster Posey The Next Willie Mays?

Joost “Luke” Demoes is our guest blogger this week. In this installment of By The Numbers, he makes a very interesting comparison.

02/19/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: 300 + 300 = A Very Small Number

Stuart Cooke is a college baseball player and is presently taking a course on sabermetrics. He is also our By The Numbers guest blogger this week. As you will see, he discusses a pretty exclusive club.

02/11/2013

Barry Bonds (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Controversial Stats Give Reason To Doubt Fairness

Mr. Jacob Carpenter is another student presently taking a course on sabermetrics. In this installment of By The Numbers, he doesn’t mince words as he looks at some “controversial” numbers.

01/29/2013

Sandy Koufax (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: A Closer Look Into The Man With The Golden Arm

In his 12-season career with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1966, Sandy Koufax made a name for himself as one of the best in the business.

01/16/2013

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

Barry Bonds (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Do Bonds, Clemens, Mac, Palmeiro and Sosa Belong In The Hall?

In this installment of By The Numbers, I would like to briefly discuss five candidates. In alphabetical order they are Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa.

12/20/2012

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later — Part 5

The Great Bambino’s “Called Shot” is the one that has been the most debated events in MLB history.

10/01/2012

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later – Part 3

This installment of By The Numbers is a continuation of our last blog, which presented Bill William Jenkinson’s massive research dealing with Babe Ruth’s “called” home run. Below is a detailed account of the 1932 Fall Classic.

09/12/2012

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: My Relationship With The Babe

In this installment of By The Numbers, I would like to share some personal feelings about the greatest player who ever lived…and my relationship with him…a relationship which began nearly six decades ago.

07/02/2012

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