Sports on their own are dramatic. When Hollywood gets involved, things are taken to an entirely different level. And since we’re already emotionally invested, we love that.
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?
Let’s look at the national pastime through the lens of entertainment, which is what baseball really should be about, anyway. Without further ado, I present to you my list of the greatest baseball moves of all-time.
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 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.
What makes a pitcher great? How are pitchers valued in MLB? While consistency is important, what single statistic can explain how teams value a pitcher?
Billy Beane’s transactions don’t quite seem to have the statistical impact one would expect.
A look back at the great movies, music and books that came out this Summer and a preview of what we can look forward to this Fall