Poor control, release inconsistency… and a no-hitter.
May began with a bang: Three games get a three stars rank in the first week, and that’s not counting Francisco Liriano‘s and Justin Verlander‘s no-hitters. The reason why such remarkable feats do not make the top five list deserves a few lines of explanation, since the reference article was written five months ago. Games […]
Another week of baseball is behind us, and the following are the best games that occurred during the last seven days. date game stars 04-25 Braves @ Padres ** 04-25 Dodgers @ Marlins ** 04-26 Giants @ Pirates ** 04-29 Cardinals @ Braves ** 04-30 Angels @ Rays * With a full month of ballgames […]
Welcome to the Easter edition of top games of the week. Please refer to the More than three decades of exciting games article to understand how the games are ranked. Remember, five stars is for once-in-a-lifetime games, four is for potentially best-of-the-decade contest. date game stars 04-20 Padres @ Cubs *** 04-21 Braves @ Dodgers […]
Max explores batters’ different tendencies in responding to different pitch locations
Another week of baseball is in the books. The top five games of the past seven days follow: date game stars 04-12 Rangers @ Tigers ** 04-11 Athletics @ White Sox ** 04-12 Reds @ Padres * 04-10 Cubs @ Brewers * 04-12 Athletics @ White Sox * What does it take to get a […]
Remember the best-games-ever series of articles which ran during the past offseason? In December, the series ranked games from 1974 to 2010 according to their “excitement factor.” In the ensuing weeks postseason games (LDS, LCS, World Series) and series were also ranked. All the hard work of ranking the games from best to worst leaned […]
Mound heights, pitchers’ injuries, altered deliveries: a quick tour on pitching release point.
Digging some more into the ability to locate curves.
Confirming the flaws and the strengths of the system.
Measuring pitchers’ ability to hit spots.
In the final article of the series, Max ranks the top five World Series with the help of a statistical tool.
Automation vs. the human element: a comparison of rankings of the best World Series games.
Thrilling Championship Series games
Drama in Division Series baseball through the lenses of statistical tools.
If you have read the articles on the most exciting baseball games (Part One—Part Two) you were probably expecting something to appear on THT Live. Here it is: my present for you. Follow this link to a Google Spreadsheet that contains data for all the games played since 2006 (all of them should be available […]
Measuring baseball at its most dramatic, with the help of some advanced statistical tools.
Max begins a journey through the last three decades and a half in search of forgotten great games.
Looking for the ultimate hacker.
When pitchers increase the number of their weapons.