Category Archive: Articles.2011-BRJ40-2b

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

Many baseball records are erroneously regarded as sacrosanct:…
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

After surgery on his left elbow in 1938, Carl Hubbell's days…

Origins of the Pitching Rotation

Thanks to Retrosheet, we have methods to determine rotation patterns…
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

Some interesting facts about usage of the designated hitter during…

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

Baseball has had a rich history in the forty years since the…
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…
hit 396 home runs in his major league career, but none bigger than his series-winning walk off in Game Six of the 1993 World Series.

Out of Here: Home Runs in Canada

This article examines long balls hit on Canadian soil — from…
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

Leisure and tourism have become big business. Fans who want to…
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 in 1953, Sacramento Solon Neill Sheridan…
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

Baseball history was made at Oates Park in Asheville, North Carolina,…
LSU's Box Score for Championship Game of 2009 College World Series

The PING Ratings: A Model for Rating NCAA Baseball Teams

Over the past few seasons, college baseball has begun to gain…
Scoring for Perceptual Tests.

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

Introducing a model to eliminate five basic problems in talent…
Correlation between 50-player dataset #1.

More Highly Connected Baseball Players Have Better Offensive Performance

Using social network analysis to answer the question: Does the…
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