David Firstman

David (D.B.) Firstman is a Data Analyst for the City of New York, crunching large datasets using SPSS and Excel. He has been a member of SABR off and on since the late 1980s. Besides his own baseball blog (Value Over Replacement Grit), his work has appeared at ESPN, Bronx Banter, Baseball Prospectus, The Hardball Times, and in The Village Voice. He wonders if the Royals will ever learn to love the Three True Outcomes.


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SABR Games Project stories written by David Firstman

  • September 30, 2018: Oakland’s Khris Davis ends fourth consecutive season batting .247
  • May 15, 2014: Jacob deGrom makes major-league debut for Mets
  • May 6, 2012: Orioles’ designated hitter Chris Davis becomes winning pitcher in 17-inning affair
  • August 11, 1994: Tony Gwynn ends strike-shortened season at .394
  • August 2, 1985: Catcher Carlton Fisk tags out two baserunners on same play
  • July 9, 1985: Catcher Buck Martinez tags out two baserunners on same play
  • June 29, 1985: Tigers’ Terrell tops Blue Jays with two-hitter; was this baseball’s final game with zero strikeouts?
  • August 27, 1977: Rangers hit inside-the-park homers on consecutive pitches at Yankee Stadium
  • August 28, 1924: The last ‘No True Outcomes’ game … ever?

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SABR Research Articles written by David Firstman 

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