Father Gabe Costa
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?
Clearly, nothing is more important than human life. But many years later a question remains about Mays: Was this accident the reason why he was not voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Joost “Luke” Demoes is our guest blogger this week. In this installment of By The Numbers, he makes a very interesting comparison.
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.
A relatively new statistic that has come up through sabermetrical circles is known as Pitcher Efficiency Average (PEA), which helps compare and rank pitchers based on efficiency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I picked sixteen giants of the game, using the following career statistics: At-bats (AB), walks (W), total bases (TB), stolen bases (SB), caught stealing (CS) and hit-by-pitch (HP).
Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown placed him into an elite group in history.
Tris Speaker was one of the best players of a bygone era in baseball.
When Miguel Cabrera took strike three from Sergio Romo at Comerica Park on Sunday night, the World Series was completed. The National Pastime was immediately suspended, as happens every fall until pitchers and catchers return next spring. So now what?
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.
The Great Bambino’s “Called Shot” is the one that has been the most debated events in MLB history.