Category Archive: Articles.2009-BRJ38-2-Fall

Ty Cobb’s Splits

Ty Cobb is still remembered as one of the greatest players in…

Coming from Behind: Patterns of Scoring and Their Relation to Winning

At the annual SABR convention in 2003, in Denver, I presented…

Home-Field Advantage

In every sport and at every level, the home team wins more games…

Graphing Cumulative Rate Statistics

"No doubt some graphics do distort the underlying data, making…

1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York

Nineteen twenty-one was a remarkable baseball season, one that…

What Inspired 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game'?

In the Spring of 1908 a young songwriter and vaudeville performer…

James Lanier: Ty Cobb’s Batboy

Growing up in Augusta, Georgia, James Lanier was Ty Cobb’s…

A Tall Tale of "The Brethren"

In their book The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court, Bob Woodward…

A Tale of Two Umpires: When Al Salerno and Bill Valentine Got Thrown Out of the Game

Baseball traveled through rough waters beginning in the late…

The Deadball Era’s Worst Pitching Staff

At first I thought it was a misprint. Right in the middle of…

Modern Baseball’s Greatest-Hitting Team: The 1930 Phillies’ Opponents

What was the best-hitting team in modern (i.e,. post-1900) baseball…

Arbitrator Seitz Sets the Players Free

Introduction The most important labor arbitration decision of…

AggPro: The Aggregate Projection System

Many different methods exist for projecting the performance of…
Back row, left to right: Louis D. Brandeis, Mahlon Pitney, James McReynolds, and John H. Clarke. Front row, left to right: William R. Day and Joseph McKenna, Chief Justice William Howard Taft, and Oliver Wendell Holmes and Willis Van Devanter.

A Crank on the Court: The Passion of Justice William R. Day

William Howard Taft was a baseball fan, but he was neither the…
Fall 2009 Baseball Research Journal

The Sport of Courts: Baseball and the Law

What we have in this special edition of the Baseball Research…

Alito: The Origin of the Baseball Antitrust Exemption

Editor's note: Justice Samuel Alito delivered this speech as…

Comiskey's Detectives

In December 2007, a huge collection of documents, most related…
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