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.
There wasn’t a positive drug test or smoking syringe implicating them. They weren’t dragged in front of committees on Capitol Hill to explain themselves, and their names haven’t been tarnished by clubhouse trainers.
Tommie Agee had a spectacular impact on the 1969 “Miracle Mets.”
On July 1, 1987, 24-hour sports talk radio was born, and boy did baseball look different.
But are the “Champions” necessarily the best team? I still have nightmares about Pittsburgh’s Bill Mazeroski hitting that home run off Ralph Terry in Game Seven of the 1960 World Series. The Yankees were better, but the Pirates were the champs!
What players best “combine” sheer power with blazing speed? Is there a way to measure the meshing of these talents? One metric that can be used is called the “Power-Speed Number” (PSN).
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