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By The Numbers: Remembering The Iconic Mickey Mantle

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We are at the All-Star Game juncture of the 2014 season. This year has become noteworthy for a number of reasons, not the least of which are the escalation in the number of teams using defensive shifts and a plethora of injuries. 821 more words

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By The Numbers: Taking A Closer Look At Extra-Base Average

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Nearly 20 years ago, several colleagues and I co-authored an article titled Percentage of Extra-Base Hits, which appeared in the Baseball Research Journal (Number 26, 1997). 713 more words

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By The Numbers: Tales Of Gwynn's Goodness Are Endless, And So Are His Stats

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The late Art Rust Jr., “Sportstalk” show pioneer, used to refer to Yankee Stadium as “the big ball orchard in the South Bronx.” 542 more words

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By The Numbers: Is There A Correlation Between The DH And Integration?

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Last week I was listening WFAN host Mike Francesa, and a caller came up with an interesting theory. The man basically told Francesa that the reason why the DH rule was in existence was because the American League was late with regard to integrating their teams in the 1940s and 1950s. 521 more words

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