Over the last twelve MLB seasons, there have been some legendary pitching performances. The Factor12 Rating is able to quantify each successful season or failure. Where does your favorite pitcher rate against the competition? Since 2000, there have been 7569 pitching seasons. Of these occurrences, only 12 times has a pitcher recorded an F12 Rating over 33.000. [...]
Below is a statistical collection of the seasonal performances of every starting pitcher between 1950 and 2010. Each pitcher’s season, represented by a blue diamond, was measured by a calculation that didn’t consider any of the usual suspects typically used in measuring a pitcher’s effectiveness, such asÂ ERA, strikeouts, WHIP, shutouts, or evenÂ ground ball percentages, contact [...]
“It’s a park that could make you a hero or a bum.” â€“ Stan Musial on the Polo Grounds, 1957 Stan Musial was truly one of the most consistently great hitters baseball has ever seen. With a lifetime average of .331, his slumps were like cometsâ€”showing up every few years, then disappearing in a flash. [...]
Howard Megdal’s The Baseball Talmud: The Definitive Position-By-Position Ranking of Baseball’s Chosen Players was a joy to read, even for an Agnostic like me.