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Seamheads.Com Reviews Out of the Park Version 9

August 14, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

OOTP Developments recently released a new version of their Out of the Park (OOTP) baseball simulation game, OOTP9.

The 1928 Negro National League Championship: St. Louis’ Forgotten World Champions

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The following is from the unpublished manuscript LOST LEAGUES: The 1928 Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues. An article based on this manuscript appeared in the SABR publication “Mound City Memories.”

1928 Negro National League Season Review – It’s in the Stars

July 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The following is from the unpublished manuscript LOST LEAGUES: The 1928 Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues. An article based on this manuscript appeared in the SABR publication “Mound City Memories.”

What’s in a Name?

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Professional baseball teams have had some really wild, wacky, humorous and unusual names.

MAJOR LEAGUE EQUIVALENCIES

January 19, 2008 by · 9 Comments 

Major League Equivalents (MLEs) are a series of calculations designed to take non-major league baseball performance and estimate what that performance’s results would look like statistically in the context of the Major Leagues. Bill James gets credit for being the inventor of MLEs, as he outlined his method for batters in the 1985 Baseball Abstract. […]

WHAT’S ON SECOND? The Japanese are Coming, Part III

December 14, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

I never like to assume, so once again a quick clarification from the previous segment: In Step #4, Leagues Park Difference, the 13% Park Difference will expand or contract depending on the SPECIFIC parks a player is coming from and going to. For example, if a Japanese player is moving from pitcher-friendly Koshien Kyujo in […]

WHAT’S ON SECOND?: The Japanese are Coming Part II REDO

November 26, 2007 by · 2 Comments 

Before moving on to Part III, there’s a clarification I need to make regarding Part II. In addition to factoring in the difference in league parks between any two leagues when doing MLE’s, you must also factor in the difference between league SCORING environments. In the previous Part II, I ‘plugged’ a 7% difference into […]

WHAT’S ON SECOND? The Japanese are Coming, Part II

November 19, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

As was mentioned in Part I, over 600 (664 by my count) players have played in MLB and NPB. Out of that 664, 32 of those have been native born Japanese players. If we break out the numbers by batters and pitchers, we get: Japanese Pitchers to MLB – 23 Japanese Position Players to MLB […]

What’s On Second? The Japanese are Coming, Part I

November 14, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

  Here on seamheads.com at “What’s On Second?”, we’ll be doing various ‘statistorian’ types of analysis, looking at the history and past statistics of baseball, hopefully with the goal of understanding the present a little differently.   Japanese baseball continues to have a bigger impact on U. S. baseball each passing year, with this year […]

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