Archive for August 2015

We have neat new statistics. Now we have to figure out what they they mean — and don’t mean.

Who really is the worst player ever?

There are several explanations for Sammy Sosa’s decline in the final years of his career. Which is true?

Do low-strikeout hitters receive special strike zone preference?

For female baseball players, the age of the “What If” is dying.

A few minutes with Goofy and you will be ready to take the field.

The first woman to play in the majors doesn’t need to be a superstar.

Whose “Homer at the Bat” team would have won a theoretical softball game — Mr. Burns’ crew of sepia-toned Hall of Famers, or Mr. Smithers’ team of early 90s All-Stars?

The metrics for catcher defense have expanded in recent years. Are they all telling the same story?