Category Archive: Articles.2007-BRJ36

Baseball and Briar

Psychologists have long known that perceptions impact the way…

1899 National League Strikeouts

This article details my research and summation of 1899 National…

More on Streaks

You probably didn’t hear about it, but in 2007 Derek Jeter…

Can You Hear the Noise? The 1909 St. Paul Gophers

Like the 1987 world champion Minnesota Twins, the 1909 St. Paul…

How Much Is a Top Prospect Worth?

With salaries for major league free agents skyrocketing, teams…

The Traffic Directors

“The main quality a great third base coach must have is a fast…

A Statistical Look at the Men in Blue

Baseball fans love statistics. For more than a century, folks…

The Summer of ’14: Almost a Miracle: The Cardinals’ First Great Pennant Race

“St. Louis is one of the greatest baseball towns in the country.…

Pots & Pans and Bats & Balls

This essay is modified only slightly from the keynote speech…

Pitching Behind the Color Line: Baseball, Advertising, and Race

Individually and collectively, baseball and advertising may be…

An Analysis of the Gyroball

Baseball has been around for over 150 years, and during that…

Surprising Johnny Sain

Most fans with a sense of history know a fair bit about Johnny…

The Evolution of Japanese Baseball Strategy

When Animal, sometimes known as Brad Lesley, decided to go to…

The Empire Strikes Out: Collusion in Baseball in the 1980s

After a 1985 season in which he hit 29 home runs and drove in…

The Effects of Integration, 1947-1986

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first…

Early Wrigley Field: Weeghman Park, 1914–23

Today Wrigley Field is the second oldest major league ballpark.…

Media Guides

For the past two years I have pored over approximately 2,000…

Stolen Victories: Daring Dashes That Send the Fans Home Happy

The slugger stands at the plate in the bottom of the ninth, the…

Finessing the Standard Player Contract

During the 1998-99 off-season free agent Kevin Brown signed what…

A Manifesto for Defensive Baseball Statistics

Current defensive statistics are far less meaningful than batting…

How Old Is That Guy, Anyway?

Recently a friend recalled the first major league game that he…

Faux Real: Dog and Badger Fighting During Spring Training in the Deadball Era

The “sport” of dog fighting captured many headlines in 2007…
2007 Baseball Research Journal (Volume 36)

More Interesting Statistical Combinations

Randy Johnson In Baseball Research Journal 33 Fred Worth presented…

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