Category Archive: Articles.2011-BRJ40-2b

Official Statistical Categories Added Since the Start of the SABR Era in 1971.

Not Chiseled in Stone: Baseball’s Enduring Records and the SABR Era

When Pete Rose hustled down to first base after rapping out base…
set his most enduring record in 1936-37, when he won 24 consecutive decisions, still the most by any pitcher.

Hubbell’s Elbow: Don’t Blame the Screwball

23 PITCHES The 1934 All-Star Game started ominously for Carl…

Origins of the Pitching Rotation

Claims pop up with frequency that this team or that invented…
Median wRC+ For Everyday Shortstops (1946–1970)

SABR Shortstops: An Analysis of Shortstops Before and During the SABR Era

Baseball “common wisdom” says that in the days of yore, the…
In his 10th season in 1971,

Characters With Character: Pittsburgh's All-Black Lineup

Pittsburgh has a wealthy history in black baseball. Two of the…
Tom Hufford, Cliff Kachline, John Pardon (in 2006)

SABR, Baseball Statistics, and Computing: The Last Forty Years

In 1971, the year SABR was founded, the analysis of baseball…
Herb Washington (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Designated Runner: Herb Washington

Herb Washington went to Michigan State for track and became a…
first NL hitter to appear in the DH role in the World Series. He batted .357 for the Cincinnati Reds in 1976.

The DH in the World Series: Interesting Facts

Here are some interesting facts about usage of the designated…

1977: When Earl Weaver Became Earl Weaver

All managers think about strategy, but one can argue that no…

A Graphical View of the SABR Era

INTRODUCTION Baseball has had a rich history in the forty years…
A list of the 13 times players hit 40 or more home runs during the 1980s

Baseball’s Forgotten Era: The ’80s

The 1980s was a decade of transition for baseball. Power numbers…
Joe Carter (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Out of Here: Home Runs in Canada

For a long time, a significant career home run record rested…
Established in 1936 in rural Cooperstown, New York, it plays host to an average of 350,000 visitors per year.

Baseball on Exhibit: Museums in the SABR Era

For better or worse, leisure and tourism have become big business.…
set many records in his Hall of Fame career. One of them was to be the first player to garner a reliably reported five-figure salary.

Baseball’s Major Salary Milestones

Baseball milestones are as well known to fans as their own birthdays…
Spent most of his career in the Pacific Coast League, but did get one at bat in the major leagues (Boston Red Sox, 1948)

Neill “Wild Horse” Sheridan and the Longest Home Run Ever Measured

On a warm summer evening July 8, 1953, Sacramento Solon Neill…
Total Major League HR, 1871-1918

Baseball’s First Power Surge: Home Runs in the Late 19th-Century Major Leagues

Many casual baseball fans and serious sabermetricians alike hold…
Returned to the A’s to manage in 1937 and 1939 when his father’s health was too poor to handle the job.

Quicker Than Quick: A 31-Minute Professional Game

BACKGROUND: The 2010 SABR convention publication, The National…
LSU's Box Score for Championship Game of 2009 College World Series

The PING Ratings: A Model for Rating NCAA Baseball Teams

BACKGROUND In 2008 the Fresno State Bulldogs beat the heavily…
Scoring for Perceptual Tests.

Talent Selection in Youth Baseball: Factors that Predict End-of-Season Success

INTRODUCTION One of the most appealing reasons for talent research…
Correlation between 50-player dataset #1.

More Highly Connected Baseball Players Have Better Offensive Performance

INTRODUCTION Social network analysis (SNA) is the mathematical…
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