And the winner is …
A look at what makes a game exciting
A follow-up on Jackie Robinson’s value as a base stealer
Or, 42 facts about Mariano Rivera
With a little tinkering under the hood, we can modify WPA’s Clutch score to grade bullpens.
When two great teams, or two terrible teams, meet, does the game look different?
Seeking out the World Series at its most exciting
The most exciting LCS games and series, from a certain point of view
Looking back at the most exciting LDS games and series
The most famous games of our time have their excitement measured
A fresh attempt to measure the excitement of baseball games
Can you guess it?
Measuring baseball at its most dramatic, with the help of some advanced statistical tools.
Reliever man meets Retrosheet meticulousness meets recent metric.
From a Can-Am League game, partially en francais
Max tests the validity of an old baseball credo.
Examining how the timing of a stolen base attempt affects its value; or why Rickey Henderson’s 130 steals in 1982 weren’t that special.
A look at the history of stealing home in the 2000s.
On Aug. 12, 2008, the Boston Red Sox managed to blow a 10-run lead, then rally back to win. On Aug. 5, 2001, the Seattle Mariners, who’d win 116 games that season, took a 14-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Surely a 12-run lead would be safe, right?