Jim Albert interviews Carl Morris, professor of statistics at Harvard University and a pioneer in the development of statistical methodologies in sports.
Jason Wilson and Jarvis Greiner describe a curveball index, a methodology for measuring the quality of curve balls in baseball.
Krista Fischer and Donald A. Berry describe the case of Andrus Veerpalu, an Estonian Olympic gold medalist in cross‐country skiing who tested positive for human growth hormone and was barred from competition.
Jim Albert evaluates streakiness (a popular topic in sports statistics) in home run hitting by evaluating spacings between consecutive home runs to see what streaky performances tell us about the “streaky abilities” of players.
by Scott Evans The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and a “feel good” race. The city takes a holiday to celebrate this extraordinary cultural event and allow its residents to participate in the tradition on Patriots Monday. Runners from all over the world come to challenge and compete against themselves. Winning is […]
Richard Smith, Scott Powers, and Jessi Cisewski discuss projections they made that were instrumental in the decision to tighten the qualifying time standards at the Boston Marathon by just over five minutes in all age groups.
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