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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Why Are Some New Statistics Embraced and Not Others? - The New York Times

Tango and company get some kudos for the stuff they are doing at MLB.com.

‘‘Bill James had a great line,’’ Tom Tango, the senior database architect of stats for MLB Advanced Media, told me. (If James is largely considered the godfather of sabermetrics, Tango could be its Michael Corleone.) ‘‘If you have a metric that never matches up with the eye test, it’s probably wrong. And if it never surprises you, it’s probably useless. But if four out of five times it tells you what you know, and one of out five it surprises you, you might have something.’’

Jim Furtado Posted: August 29, 2017 at 12:41 PM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: sabermetrics, statistics

Before Baseball-Reference, Statheads Relied On The ‘Big Mac’ | FiveThirtyEight

I begged my parents to buy me one of these in the middle 70’s. Although I no longer have it, it got a lot of use, at least until Total Baseball came out.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 29, 2017 at 07:02 AM | 16 comment(s)
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