June 18, 2013
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About Chris JaffeHistory instructor by day, statnerd by night, Chris Jaffe leads one of the most exciting double lives imaginable; with the exception of every other double life possible to imagine. Despite his lack of comic-book-hero-worthiness, Chris enjoys farting around with this stuff. His award-winning book, Evaluating Baseball's Managers is available for order. Chris welcomes responses to his articles via e-mail. Oh, and now he's on twitter.
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For the third straight year, Chris uses his last column as a look back on the year that was.
A look back at the recently departed world-class workhorse and ace pitcher.
A look at skippers with extended breaks in their MLB careers, inspired by the Mets' decision to hire the long-forgotten Terry Collins.
A look at the recently departed third baseman-turned-broadcaster.
A look at one of the longest-lasting shortstops of all time.
Who are the best players from the wild card era to never play in the postseason? Let's find out.
A sequel to a recent article looks at which pitchers gave up the most fun homers.
Has any great player's career ever had a classic Hollywood ending? Let's find out.
Facts, trivia—and the comprehensive list of career win-loss records for managers in the postseason.
A look at which sluggers had the knack for hitting unusual and memorable types of home runs.
Ken Burns' latest inning gets a thumb-up.
In honor of the managers departing this season, a look at the most impressive games that ever finished a managerial career.
For fun, All-Star teams of players who ended their career with the franchise they began with, and another for those who came and went with the same city.
Inspired by (re: ripping off) a recent NFL team preview piece, Chris tries to find the Simpsons character that best matches each MLB club.
In a sequel to last week's effort, Chris looks at the most likely cycles ever, who should've hit a cycle (but didn't) and other issues.
Inspired by Bengie Molina's exploits last month, an examination of which cycles most defied the odds.
Several months after seeing his book, Evaluating Baseball's Managers, published - Chris realizes a mistake he made in it.
What happened at this year's SABR shindig.
A look at the newly hired Buck Showalter: the man and the plan, the past and the future.
Finishing up his trilogy, Chris looks at why the doubleheaders went the way of the double feature.
Part two of the trilogy looks at the heyday for twin bills.
The rise of the doubleheader.
Chris' fourth annual column comparing ticket add-on costs across MLB.
A look at which aging players have gotten the oldest the quickest this year.
Chris discovers some of the interesting and unusual facts about the first and final games of MLB players.
A look at the ultimate crafty lefty.
With some help from the season simmer put together by SG of the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog, Chris tries to figure out who was the best team of the decade.
In honor of this week's renewal of their rivalry, Chris presents the 10 greatest games with these games - all 15 of them. (And you probably thought a person had to be good at math to write for THT.)
A look back at the career of Robin Roberts.
Using one of the tools from his book, Evaluating Baseball's Managers, Chris looks at a pair of mid-career gamers, and compares them against history.
Having a written the book Evaluating Baseball's Managers, 1876-2008, Chris looks at what his Tendencies Database says about these two through 2009.
THT's resident manager expert looks at what managers are on the brink of noteworthy achievements.
The best and worst of the starting staffs.
Let's kick off THT's annual preseason survey with a look at the South Side squad.
This is what happens when Chris spends too much time at Retrosheet.
Here are Chris' thoughts on the big new book about Mays.
A look back at arguably the greatest pure hitter in the history of the Central Time Zone.
Chris uses Retrosheet data to do what he does best: analyze managers.
Confessions of an upper deck denizen.
Hey - it's fun!
See what the future holds for the candidates passed over in this year's BBWAA election.
For the third straight year, Chris predicts what the results of the BBWAA election will be.