Ruane: A Retro-review of the 1914-19 seasons

From SABR member Tom Ruane at Retrosheet on March 16, 2014:

This article is a continuation of the Retro-Review articles. As with the other pieces, this is not intended to be a proper history of the decade. Instead, each review is a collection of things that interested me while I was helping to proof the box scores for that year and generate the html files for our web-site.

In addition, from time to time I will be focusing on a few of the statistical discrepancies from these years. These are cases where the data being displayed on Retrosheet’s web-site differs from either the current official statistics or what was considered official at the time. In many cases, it is unclear which version is correct, but in many others the official view is pretty obviously wrong and at some point ought to be corrected.

Of course, like the earlier article, this one would not have been possible without the work of dozens of Retrosheet volunteers who are working on digitizing the major league boxscores for the 1910s.

Similar articles on the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s (at least 1960 to 1967) are also available on our web-site.

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Originally published: March 17, 2014. Last Updated: March 17, 2014.