Let’s settle this once and for all.

# Talking Situational Wins

Taking you deep into the situations behind situational wins.

# Return of the WPA Inquirer

We used to have this really cool thing on the old Hardball Times website. It was called the WPA Inquirer and it allowed you to look up the Win Expectancy and Leverage Index of any situation, compare it to another and then calculate the difference between the two. We call that last thing Win Probability […]

# 10 Lessons I Have Learned about Win Probability Added

The game’s story stat has a multitude of interesting and fun uses.

# Why wOBA Works

Because it keeps it simple, stupid.

# Sabermetric Book Reviews

Digging into “Baseball GPA” and “The Sabermetric Revolution.”

# Time for something new

There are some changes coming to THT.

# All about the latest Bill James Handbook

One of the offseason’s favorite timewasters.

# Leverage Index by inning

Here’s a little something you may not have known: on average, games get less critical as the game progresses. In other words, on average for all games, the ninth inning is actually less critical and tense than the first when measured correctly. To illustrate the point, here is a table of the average Leverage Index […]

# THT Fantasy has moved to Rotographs

We’ve merged two of the best baseball fantasy sites on the Internet.

# Must See MLB.TV 2013

How to spend your summer hours

# Let’s discuss the THT Annual

This is the place to leave your questions, comments and complaints about the THT Annual. We’ll try to answer all questions as quickly as possible though we just might ignore your complaints. You can read about the Annual, including an abbreviated table of contents, in this post. You can purchase the Annual at Amazon as […]

# It’s The Hardball Times Annual 2014

The 10th Hardball Times Annual is now available at your local online bookstore. I know it’s hard to believe, but we’ve done this thing 10 times now. I’m proud to say that I think this one is the equal of any of the others. Like most of the other Annuals, this one includes a recap […]

# Losing momentum in the sixth game

What’s happened to teams that have blown the penultimate Series game?

# Earn money watching baseball

No, this is not a spam email. We’ve been asked by Major League Baseball to post the following: MLB.com, the official web site of Major League Baseball, is seeking stats stringers to cover these clubs in 2014 and beyond:{exp:list_maker}Anaheim/Los Angeles Chicago (both teams) Cleveland Colorado Detroit Miami Oakland/San Francisco Texas {/exp:list_maker}Stats stringers are responsible for […]

# The year baseball changed

It was 1947, and not just because of Jackie Robinson.

# More about first-inning pitch counts

Baseball data buddy James Gentile did a little more research about first-inning pitch counts, and helped uncover a pretty interesting fact. When teams are tied at the end of the first inning, the team that threw 10 or more additional pitches in the first inning wound up winning the game only 48 percent of the […]

# First inning pitch count

Apropos of nothing, you might be interested in a little baseball data. A reader at Bill James Online recently asked how often the team that throws fewer pitches in the first inning wins the game. Our own James Gentile did the research for all games between 2002 and 2012 and found that… {exp:list_maker}When teams threw […]

# Job opening at Bloomberg Sports

Bloomberg Sports is looking for a Baseball Sports Analyst. If that sounds up your alley, check out the job description.

# The National League Graph, 2013

Yesterday, I published the American League version of a Team Runs graph—so today is National League Graph day. Every graph deserves its own day, right? Anyway, to mostly repeat what I said yesterday, here is a simple runs scored/allowed graph for the National League this year, through Sunday’s games. Runs scored are on the X […]

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