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By The Numbers: Modified Slugging Percentage

Mathematicians love to tweak formulas, and baseball fans love to see sluggers. So for this episode of By The Numbers, we will look at the well known slugging formula of Slugging Percentage (SLG).



Probability and Baseball

Before the popularization of sabermetrics in the late 1970’s, a good number of baseball statisticians and historians believed that Ty Cobb was the greatest player who ever lived. Winning twelve batting titles in a thirteen […]



What is Power Average?

What is Power Average and who developed this measure? In 1990, a writer by the name of Mark Van Overloop published a nifty little book titled Baseball’s Greatest Total Hitters. In the book, the author […]