Nerd fight, part two.
After going over best/worst leveraged careers and single seasons in the first two articles, how ’bout we figure out how important it was, and how much it impacted pitchers’ stats?
… the baseball Hall of Fame?
Picking up where he left off on Wednesday, Jeff looks at the future Hall of Famers taking the mound in the junior circuit.
On April 10, 1897, Ross Youngs was born. By the time he was 21, he was a major league regular. Just more than 10 years later, Youngs was dead. In that short time, however, he managed to construct a career deemed worthy of the Hall of Fame.
David continues his look at the evolution of league quality, and gives us some conclusions.
There are probably 50 or 60 future Hall of Famers playing the major leagues right now. Jeff tries to figure out who they are.
A book review of Joe Posnanski’s new book about the one and only Buck O’Neil.
How much better are players today?
Talking about a great new book about the greatest season in baseball history, featuring an interview with the author, Cait Murphy.
Having looked at the best and worst leveraged careers in Part I, now it’s time to find out what were the best and worst leveraged single seasons in baseball history for starting pitchers.
Steve asks the THT family to raise a tankard (of your finest dark beer, if at all possible) in honor of one of the greatest contributors to baseball scholarship, even if you’ve never heard of him.
Part I: The Yanks will score runs, but so will the other guys
Why this could be the best Bucs team in recent memory.
Looks like another ho-hum year as the Reds fight to stay out of the cellar.
The THT Staff predicts a wide open season.
Cork Gaines takes a look at the young talent on the 2007 Rays roster.
Jeff takes a look back at the 2002 Midsummer Classic. It was a wild scene, even before Bud Selig got involved.
A busy day in the baseball world today, with David Wells being diagnosed with diabetes, the Phillies struggling with their rotation logjam and one baseball stadium changing its name.
ERA+ is great tool, but it may not telling us the full story when it comes to league and park adjustments.