Some baseball analysis
I'm a Red Sox fan, and over the years I've played with
statistics a bit.
- The most outstanding offensive
teams in the American League (Oct 15, 2006)
- There are two versions of the following report,
one of which uses OPS in evaluting batters,
the other Contextual Runs.
- The 1967 Season: Yaz compared to
the rest of the Sox (Feb 26, 2006)
- Predicting the final record of a
baseball team during the season (May 13, 2007)
- Four methods of predicting a
team's final record (July 8, 2007)
This is a sequel to the previous report.
- Predicting the number of runs
a team will score or allow (July 8, 2007)
- How much do winning and losing
streaks influence a team's final
record? (July 20, 2007)
How much does one game affect the next game?
(Aug 15, 2007)
No evidence for batters repeatedly "hitting in
(Jan 2, 2008)
The effect of air on baseball pitches
(May 25, 2011)
A simple example of correlation analysis
(March 22, 2009)
which takes a very simple look at the question,
"Which facets of a team's play help it to win games?"
Hitting streaks, real and not-so-real
(July 16, 2009)
uses detailed, game-by-game records during
the period 1954-2008 to answer the question,
"who MIGHT HAVE had the longest hitting
I also look for "broken hitting streaks", in which
one hitless game interrupts an otherwise
How fast was Ankiel's throw to third?
(Aug 13, 2011)
analyzes a beautiful throw Rich Ankiel
made from deep center to third base.
The journey from mound, to plate, to bleachers
(Aug 3, 2017)
examines at a not-too-deep level the effects
of air on pitches and batted balls,
and the collision of bat and ball.