Category Archive: Articles.2009-BRJ38-1-Summer

Low-Risk Pitcher Signings — Any Reward?

While it makes big headlines when a team signs a free-agent superstar,…

He May Be Fast, But Is He Quick?

During the 2007 baseball season, Jim Reisler interviewed nine…

Estimating the Dollar Value of Players

As fans we often question the offseason free-agent signings by…

Herb Washington’s Value to the 1974 A’s

Two weeks before the start of the 1974 season, Oakland Athletics…

The Possible Effect of Steroids on Home-Run Production

In a recent paper entitled “On the Potential of a Chemical…

The Gentlemen’s Agreement and the Ferocious Gentleman Who Broke It

I doubt that any thoughtful person would disagree with Norman…

Landis, Baseball, and Racism — A Brief Comment

In his essay “Does Baseball Deserve This Black Eye?” Norman…

Does Baseball Deserve This Black Eye? Landis and Baseball Before Jackie Robinson

At SABR’s 2006 convention one speaker analyzed the commissioners…

The Tale of the Three Tobins

Three players named John Tobin played pro baseball, each at some…

Leg Men: Career Pinch-Runners in Major-League Baseball

In 1974, the Oakland Athletics signed track star Herb Washington…
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Remembering the Golden Age of Baseball

For as long as I can remember I have had an unquenchable passion…

The 100 Top-Fielding MLB Pitchers, circa 1900–2008

How important is the subject of pitchers’ fielding? Just ask…

Greatest Catchers: A Composite Ranking Methodology

Who is the greatest catcher to have ever played in the major…

Players Being 'Clutch' When Targeting 20 Wins

In a blog post of March 23, 2008 (“Do Players Turn ‘Clutch’…

Catcher ERA — Once More with Feeling: It’s Tough to Be a Rookie

Do catchers in general do a better job of handling the pitching…

The Little Corporation: Professional Baseball in San Francisco, 1953–1955

Of the many minor leagues that existed in professional baseball…

Who Invented Runs Produced?

Referral to the glossary of statistical terms in the first edition…

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