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About Shane TourtellotteShane Tourtellotte began his writing career in science fiction, breaking into the pro magazine market in 1997. He has had over thirty stories published (with translations into French, Russian, and Japanese), and received a Hugo Award nomination in 2002. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina, and still tries to keep one foot in both worlds.
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Tracking how much pitcher batting shows up in the won-lost records
How the Yankees of 1949 mirror the Yankees of today, and how they don't
Do young players have more ups and downs in performance than veterans?
Here you are, in the ninth, two men out and three men on ...
The Phillie Phanatic sets baseball back a million years
Braves-Pirates on the schedule, plus a live look-in
Regarding a ballpark, both great and American
A baseball symphony in five movements, starting in a minor key
A follow-up on Jackie Robinson's value as a base stealer
Or, 42 facts about Mariano Rivera
Who got more umpires in games of the 1900s, and why that might matter today
A turning point looms for this storied franchise.
The many ways Fred Merkle could have avoided the "Bonehead" tag
What can 2012's super-rookie possibly do for an encore?
There are limits to everything, even in sabermetrics
A reversal of fortune for "the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
A baseball owner you've never heard of. But maybe you should have.
In which George Steinbrenner achieves his true destiny
Changing baseball history, one obscure turning point at a time
A closer look at twin-bills, for sabermetrics and for fun
Do two games on one day deplete a team for the long haul?
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
Do marathon games leave both teams losers?
Will extra games and shorter rest wreck the prospects of the Wild Card game winners?
The bored sportscaster's crutch of a line gets a more serious look than it deserves
The most famous games of our time have their excitement measured
A fresh attempt to measure the excitement of baseball games
It's a classic of early baseball writing, but is it reliable?
Billy Martin's and George Brett's day of infamy had its beginnings eight years earlier
The odds of a perfect game, and why you really can't calculate them
Players who made the most of their only season
On the intersection of competition, obsession, and tragedy
Cole Hamels may have learned the wrong lesson from history.
Trends and milestones in the transition to night baseball
Which pitching staffs did the most good with their bats?
The most memorable games played before the emptiest stands.
An analytic look at Jackie Robinson's signature play