Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 11:44:59 -0800
Reply-To: David Cassell <cassell@MERCURY.COR.EPA.GOV>
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From: David Cassell <cassell@MERCURY.COR.EPA.GOV>
Organization: OAO Corp.
Subject: Re: *** Carlton Fisk
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Paul Gill wrote:
> Jack Shoemaker wrote:
> > Will Pudge wear the White Sox or Red Sox uniform upon induction to the Hall
> > of Fame?
> Since his famous World series homer was during his Boston stint, I vote for the
> Bosox. OK...OK..to keep this remotely related to SAS....If you are interested
> in Baseball and Statistics, the greatest baseball/stat book ever written is
> "The Hidden Game of Baseball : A Revolutionary Approach to Baseball and Its
> Statistics", by John Thorn and Peter Palmer. Players of all eras are compared
> by normalizing their statistics to the era in which they played, the league
> they played in, their home ballpark etc. Thorn and Palmer's linear weighting
> formulas allow one to compare say Carlton Fisk with Bill Dickey, Jonnhy Bench
> or even Joe Dimaggio. Must read if you are into this kinda stuff.
An excellent book, IMHO. And there's a website too: totalbaseball.com .
On the website they have added more 'statistical' measures. As a tiny
attempt to get this to be marginally on-topic, I once did a little study
in SAS with some sample data, and I have an unsubstantiated suspicion
Thorn and Palmer may be slightly underweighting the value of 'extra
I vote for Red Sox.
David, who didn't say 'Perl' even once in the body of the message...
David Cassell, OAO firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Computing Specialist