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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Baseball Reference blog: What is the Little League Home Run?

An important poll is being run! And it’s fun, because you get to watch highly paid professionals performing very badly.

manchestermets Posted: August 15, 2015 at 02:49 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: comedy, statistics

Saturday, July 25, 2015

America Has Spoken: MLB Steroid Users Should Lose A Third Of Their Stats | FiveThirtyEight

Let’s dock them 0.5675% instead.

Perilously close to overtaking Babe Ruth as the GOAT in real life, Bonds drops to eighth in position-player WAR when we dock his steroid-era production by 33 percent. That leaves us with an all-time top five far more palatable to baseball traditionalists: Ruth, Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Aaron and Honus Wagner.5

The debate over steroids in baseball is bitter and divisive, but this solution represents a compromise, based on real data, that attempts to meet all camps somewhere in the middle.

(Just kidding, this will never be settled and will remain a festering puncture wound to the game of baseball for generations to come. Play ball!)

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2015 at 09:19 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: statistics, steroids

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ESPN 538: 4000 adjusted hits for Aaron

Career Hits adjusted for era, park and schedule:

Ty Cobb: 4369
Pete Rose: 4358
Hank Aaron: 4014

bbmck Posted: June 23, 2015 at 07:54 PM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, hank aaron, pete rose, statistics, ty cobb

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Starting Pitcher Rankings | Bill James Online

Mat Latos has dropped 15 points since the season began…

Here’s something to jazz up your baseball debates: a ranking of the top starting pitchers in the major leagues. These rankings (which include postseason performances) will be updated every morning, though we’ll show each pitcher’s score as of April 1st of each year (that’s the “Started Season” column).  If you’re interested in how we put this together, read about Bill’s concept in this article.

The District Attorney Posted: April 09, 2015 at 03:31 PM | 64 comment(s)
  Beats: bill james, pitching, sabermetrics, statistics

 

 

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