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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

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Kallet: Breaking Down The 5 Greatest Baseball Movies Of All-Time

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.

01/22/2013

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

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

Tim Hudson #15 of the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: A Pitcher’s MVS (Most Valuable Stat)

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?

02/23/2012

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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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Summer Rewind

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

08/22/2011