Bain: Taking the extra base: The teams

From SABR member Derek Bain at on May 4, 2016:

The following entry complements my preceding article, “Taking the Extra Base: The Players”. I will review my findings with respect to team baserunning outcomes.

Inspired by the Texas Rangers chapter in the “Bill James Baseball Abstract 1984” entitled “Running The Bases” (pages 156-159), the following study uncovers the top base running teams in the past 85 seasons (1930-2015) with respect to taking the extra base on a clean single.* Here is a link to the data in OpenDocument Spreadsheet format, sorted by year, team and Pct1st3rd. You can scroll to the right (columns AG-AS) to view the associated charts.

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Originally published: May 5, 2016. Last Updated: May 5, 2016.