The sabermetric blog of Cyril "Cy" Morong, professor of Economics at San Antonio College
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Year-to-year Correlation In Team Winning Percentage, 1901-60
For the whole period, it is .663. There were 16 observations for 1901-02, 16 for 1902-3, and so on. A total of 944 observations. I also br...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
"Variation in payroll in baseball explains less than 20 percent of the variation in winning percentage"
That quote is from Dave Berri, professor of economics at Southern Utah University. He researches th...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Using A Player's WAR To Predict First Year Hall Of Fame Vote Percentage (and possibly estimate "underratedness")
I took all the Hall of Fame votes from 1966-2014 from Baseball Reference. On those pages, BR shows the vote% each player got but also their ...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Eddie Robinson's Great Homerun-To-Strikeout Ratio
Update Jan. 13 : He is actually not in the top 25, but he is pretty close. One thing I forgot to take into account when using the Lee Sinins...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
What Made Maddux So Unique?
It was a highly unusual combination of being able to prevent HRs without walking many batters and without striking many out. I created an in...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Has Albert Pujols Been Getting More MVP Votes Than Expected Based On WAR?
This is based on a couple posts you can probably see below. So read them for explanations and technical details. Those posts have been discu...
Monday, January 6, 2014
Was Willie Mays The Most Underrated Player In History? Or Was It Wade Boggs? Is Albert Pujols The Most Overrated? (Revised)
Click here to see the original post from a few days ago . The idea was to see the relationship between MVP shares and WAR. If you read th...
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