Category Archive: Articles.SABR-50-at-50-book

The Growth of 'Three True Outcomes': From Usenet Joke to Baseball Flashpoint

In this paper, the growth of Three True Outcomes — home runs,…

The Struggle to Define 'Valuable': Tradition vs. Sabermetrics in the 2012 AL MVP Race

"When you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of…

The Black Sox Scandal

Over the decades, major-league baseball has produced a host of…
moved mid-season in 2006 from the Phillies to the Yankees by trade, then went to the Angels in 2009 as a free agent.

Do Hitters Boost Their Performance During Their Contract Years?

Each season, baseball fans and journalists alike identify which…

Clutch Hitting in the Major Leagues: A Psychological Perspective

Sabermetricians have been arguing about the reality of clutch…
Based on these findings, Gehrig accumulated 185 RBIs in 1931 and 166 RBIs in 1934.

Lou Gehrig’s RBI Record: 1923–39

INTRODUCTION In his Hall-of-Fame career, Lou Gehrig established…

The Georgia Peach: Stumped by the Storyteller

Introduction In his December 29, 2005 internet blog, John…

Zooming In On A Great Old Photo

Wide-angle views of early baseball games provide an unending…
Harry Frazee (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

History versus Harry Frazee: Re-revising the Story

When the Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 1918, it was…

Pots & Pans and Bats & Balls

This essay is modified only slightly from the keynote speech…

The Effects of Integration, 1947-1986

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

Jackie Robinson’s Signing: The Real Story

Author's note: Jules Tygiel and I collaborated on this story…

In Pursuit of Bull Durham

Perhaps the most intriguing mystery in our pursuit of "missing"…

Runs and Wins

Most statistical analyses of baseball have been concerned with…

Ladies and Gentlemen, Presenting Marty McHale

Damon Runyon once wrote a story about me, saying this fellow…

Average Batting Skill Through Major League History

Is the American or the National a tougher league in which to…

The First Negro in 20th Century Organized Baseball

In the last two decades of the 19th century, some 30 Negro players…

The Best Games Pitched in Relief

There are ways of recognizing the best pitched games of starting…

Relative Batting Averages

Who has the highest single season batting average in major league…

Ernie Lanigan, Patron Saint of SABR

Baseball already has had some interesting centennials. In 1939,…

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