by The Kudzu Kid - July 11, 2014
With apologies to Randall Munroe:
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If you’d like to make your own graph like this one, I’ve pasted the R code I used here.
Very nice. +2, but -1 for not including the start of The Great Trout Era…
I had a feeling that was going to be the first comment here! There just weren’t enough data points to fit a smooth curve for him.
On that note, the Felix era is begging to overlap the guys at the end.
Use the sun as the final data point and smooth from there.
Title graph: “OUT OF THIS SO-WAR SYSTEM”
Post to notgraphs.
If anyone is curious, there is an updated version of the R code here: http://pastebin.com/fsDng9Uz I realized late that going by name wasn’t good enough (for instance, there were two Bob Gibsons) so I had to work with playerID.
YES! I wanted an MLB chart when i saw that comic earlier this week.
great stuff! thanks for the r. also, i never realized joe morgan turned into roger clemens in 1984. fascinating.
Inspiring. The great thing is that I can actually justify doing this at work on Monday.
Good on you dude.
Uncanny how Sandy Koufax’s great years coincide with Mr. Ed’s.
these numbers from baseball-reference? Fangraphs has Cy Young for less than 10 WAR every year.
Yep, it’s B-Ref, simply because I was able to figure out how to get their data. Man, do they love Walter Johnson over there.