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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A look back at the year that was.
An argument on behalf of the former Houston first baseman.
An argument on behalf of the sabermetric darling.
Insights into Boston's hiring of Bobby Valentine.
Before Cooperstown's VC meets on Dec. 4-5, Chris tries to figure out what it will do.
Inspired by the hiring of Mike Matheny to replace Tony La Russa, a look at those who replaced other long-lasting skippers.
After noting the worst and weirdest career finales, Chris gives us the best.
Final thoughts on the recently retired manager.
Based on the system Chris debuted last week for ranking postseason series, here's a look at ranking the overall quality of postseasons in the wild card era.
This is what happens when Chris researches the postseason and comes up with a formula to gauge what makes a postseason memorable.
In a sequel to a column from last month, Chris looks at the oddest ways prominent baseball careers have come to an end.
Inspired by last Friday's NLDS dramatics, a list of the 10 best days featuring two memorable postseason games.
The White Sox managerial hire no one expected.
Historic perspective on the departures of Terry Francona and Ozzie Guillen from the Red and White Sox.
Which noteworthy players went out not with a bang but a whimper? Read and find out.
A look back at the memorable series of pitching duels Floyd Youmans found himself in a quarter century ago.
A look at guys with one strong element and often not much else.
In honor of the upcoming 200th Dusty Baker-Tony LaRussa dust-up, a look at managerial rivalries across history.
A look back at the Jim Hendry era of Cubs history.
A look at those terrifically disappointing players who had terrific careers.
In honor of 199-game winner Tim Wakefield, Chris writes his 200th THT column on pitchers claiming win No. 200.
What players are your borderlines for who belongs in Cooperstown?
In honor of the Braves' recent 10,000th win and impending 10,000th loss, a look at franchise records.
A look at the sabermetric darling entering Cooperstown next weekend.
THT's annual look back at the SABR convention, held this year in the LA area.
Our annual look at veterans who fell off a cliff this season.
Putting last week's surprising resignation of Jim Riggleman into perspective
Putting the quest for 3,000 hits in historical perspective
A look at the new book about the ESPN sports media leviathan.
Chris gives us his annual look at add-on fees to MLB tickets.
Sometime this year—maybe this week—the Braves' cumulative franchise record will hit .500. Let's take a look at how they got here.
A look back at the career of Harmon Killebrew
Has this year's dismal start doomed the White Sox's hopes?
Mickey Mantle's hung over homer and other stories from Jim Bouton's Ball Four.
A sequel to last week's column on their best games
Looking through the prism of WPA.
Why teams are more likely to retire numbers in recent decades.
Where is my mind? How could I possibly think the Cubs might be good this year?
Some of the highs and lows of the Rangers and Angels in their half-century of existence.
What are some things to look out for with the 2011 South Side Sox?
A look at some managerial career markers the 2011 season should see attained.
A look at the new book that seeks to be the Freakonomics of sports.
A look at the life and career of the recently-departed MLB skipper.
Picking up where we left last week, Chris uses the 1,000 seasons sim program from SG at the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog to determine the worst World Series champion ever.
With help from SG of the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog, Chris rates the worst World Series champions of all-time.
Inspired by a Joe Posnanski piece, this picks up where Chris left off last week and looks at worst endings to October contests.
Inspired by a recent Joe Posnanski piece, Chris counts down some of the worst endings in MLB history.
Chris looks ahead for Cooperstown, and what it means for the backloggers returning for next year's ballot.
Why wait for the official announcement when you can read Chris's fourth annual prediction article now?