By The Numbers: Remembering The Iconic Mickey Mantle Over their careers, I would take Mays over Mantle. However, during their primes, I think The Commerce Comet was superior to The Say Hey Kid.
By The Numbers: Taking A Closer Look At Extra-Base Average Bonds is the only player in history with a SECA of over .600, with a career mark of .606. He is followed by Ruth (.594) and Ted Williams (.553).
By The Numbers: Tales Of Gwynn's Goodness Are Endless, And So Are His StatsTony, enjoy the Big Ball Orchard in the Sky. Give my best to the Babe and Lou.
By The Numbers: Is There A Correlation Between The DH And Integration?There is no doubt that the National League (read: Dodgers) took the lead in 1947 in breaking the color barrier. However, it took more than two years for a second NL club to integrate.
By The Numbers: Yankee Stadium And Citi Field — A Tale Of 2 ParksTwo shutouts while surrendering seven hits in 18 innings. What a difference a ballpark makes! And because of this, we are left with lots of questions -- in two parts.
By The Numbers: Are WHIP, ERA, OBP More Important Than Average & Homers?I guess if there is anything in baseball that's akin to alchemy’s quest to turn base metals into silver or gold, it would be to find a magic formula which would predict victories on the field.
By The Numbers: All-Time AL NYC Vs. All-Time NL NYC — Who Would Win?I thought I would round out this discussion by choosing all-time teams: one comprised solely of Yankees and the other with players from the New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Mets.
By The Numbers: Is NY A National League Or American League City? (Part 2)This is a follow-up from my previous column, where the question under consideration was: Is New York an American League city or a National League city?
By The Numbers: Is NY A National League Or American League City? (Part 1)Gabe Costa takes an approach which is both subjective and qualitative. He takes a look at both temporal (historical) and spatial (geographical) aspects of this issue in Part 1.
By The Numbers: Breaking Down The 2014 Yankees In this installment of By The Numbers, after briefly considering the division in which the Yankees play, I would like to give one man’s view of the Bronx Bombers, and what may happen this season.
By The Numbers: How Runs Lead To Wins, From A Sabermetrics PerspectiveBill James gave us what can be considered as the “seminal” model for sabermetrics when he wrote about Runs Created (RC).
By The Numbers: Jeter Is Not Only A Legendary Player, But A Man Of ClassAs far as the Yankees go, he was not Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio or Mantle … but he was good enough to be Derek Jeter. And that was more than enough for not only Yankees fans, but all lovers of the National Pastime.
By The Numbers: Who Are The Greatest Pitchers Of All Time?Who are the greatest right-handed pitchers? The greatest left-handed pitchers? The greatest big-game pitchers? Father Gabe Costa breaks it all down.
By The Numbers: Amid Super Bowl Hoopla, Tanaka And A-Rod Still Make HeadlinesBaseball seems far away; this latest snowstorm and recent blasts of frigid air certainly remind us that it will be a while before we hear “Batter up!” And yet, two names have not really gone away.
By The Numbers: The Case For Biggio In Cooperstown This Time AroundThe Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) will soon announce their selections, if any, for the class of 2014 inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame. I personally hope Craig Biggio gets into Cooperstown this time around.