Baseball is probably the one major sporting event where there is no shame in leaving a little early. According to a FiveThirtyEight statistical model, based on 2010-2015 regular season inning-by-inning scoring data, you should leave after the sixth inning if the leading team is ahead by four or more runs. Read more and view charts here.
Category Archives: Statistics
2016 Major and Minor League Baseball Attendance Analysis Released
David P. Kronheim of NumberTamer.com has been kind enough to provide us with his annual in-depth analysis of Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball attendance for 2016. These and previous reports can be found under our “Attendance Rankings” tab and on NumberTamer.com. Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com has posted a nice write up about Kronheim here. View Kronheim’s 2016 Major League Baseball Attendance Analysis here. View Kronheim’s 2016 Minor League Baseball Attendance Analysis here.
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What Makes Minor League Baseball So Important? Why Do Some Organizations Never Win?
Many years ago, in the mid-70’s, there was a short-lived movement afoot to bring all MLB player development activities into the “complex mode” at the various spring training sites, thus eliminating the need for an elaborate network of farm clubs scattered across the country. Continue reading
Are Baseballs Juiced in the Cape, NACSB?
We don’t pay a lot of attention to player statistics around here, but apparently home runs were up dramatically this season in the summer collegiate Cape Cod League and other circuits in the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB). NACSB members reportedly source their baseballs exclusively from the same baseball Continue reading
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