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  • How To Use Statistics In Baseball

    In Figure 1 we can see a snapshot as of June 29th 2016 of the top major league starting pitchers by ERA. While this only shows basic statistics and is sort-able via any method listed in the columns, you can easily see how these numbers could be gathered, analyzed, and tabulated in a way that could quantify that the performance based on any number of different algorithms depending on what values you were looking for. For example, if someone were interested in who the most durable pitcher is that season, they may sort by innings pitched. If someone else thought the number of strikeouts was more valuable, that number could be the sort feature. Since there is no single set of statistics that every team uses, there’s no single algorithm that…

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  • Gender Differences In Game Distribution

    5.1.2 Application usage The 28 players completed a total of 84 games during the 30 days. Game distribution was even, having basically the same number of games for each game type. According to the collected data, 1,000 and 2,000 steps challenges were preferred over longer step goal distances (see Table 5-2), suggesting that shorter and faster games were more appealing to players. Table 5-3 shows the distribution of players per game for each game type, or the data of invited players and…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Three Injuries

    Back when I was in the fifth grade. I had three injuries back to back. First I broke my index finger, then ring finger, and finally my right collar bone. The first two where due to sports, but the last one was due to the fact that I was stupid. So pretty much I stayed hurt in fifth grade. I had found it to be so hysterical that all my injuries happened on my right side of my body. Well let me explain how I got them three injuries. Well, I have played baseball from Tee-ball from Babe…

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  • Physics Of Baseball Essay

    The game of baseball is a great game and is open to anyone that wants to play it. There is many way that baseball can be played. Baseball can be played but be called different things like wiffle ball, and stick ball. Also, baseball is a great sport because you stay active while you play. In addition baseball was made along time ago and the they use two different types of bats. There is lots of physics that goes into baseball and many pitches people can throw. The game of baseball started a long…

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  • Billy Beane Character Analysis

    ordinary language? “When numbers acquire the significance of language, they acquire the power to do all things which language can do.” (Bill James) So what happens when you dare to let the numbers speak to you? Billy Beane was a young man destined by “popular opinion” to be a baseball legend. He had everything the conventional mind was looking for. His appearance, attitude and skill to the natural eye, showed promise. But what wasn’t seen on the outward, projected itself inwardly and Billy was…

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  • Softball Coaching Report

    The coaching session that I have selected will be based around softball. In particular, the skill of batting. This will be aimed at a total of sixteen year seven and eight children. This session would be most beneficial for children who have little experience, or are not very strong at batting. The main focus of the session is to have children understand and perform the correct sequence of events that contribute to a successful swing in softball. The goals of this session include improving…

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  • Personal Narrative: I Had A Fan Of The Word Potential

    “Potential”, the devils word I’ve never been a fan of the word “potential”, not potential energy, but rather someone’s possible ability to achieve something. Being told, you have so much potential if you just… or if you did… telling me I can make it if I just do what they say. In baseball, “You have the potential to hit a homerun every game if you just turn your hips and twist your foot as though you are squishing a bug”, I had dreamed of hitting a homerun, and when my coach said that to me, my…

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  • Personal Narrative: Just A Blur

    Just a Blur Today was the day. My dad had been talking about this all season. As we walked up to the field before warm ups I was slightly more nervous than usual. They were our rivals. We had to win to prove we were the best softball team in our town. When we got to the field there were a few girls waiting for us. I sat down next to my best friend Sabrina, whose father was also a coach. We became great friends because of softball and because our dads were harder on us than anyone else on the…

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  • Short Biography: Jennie Finch As An American Softball Player

    Born on September 30, 1980, Jennie Finch is an American softball player whom many young girls idolize. She had much success in at the collegiate and professional level, earning her many championships and awards. Finch has become softball 's most dominant and infamous softball player and one of the most respected athletes in all of professional sports. She has since retired from playing the game of softball but continues to advocate her love for the sport and its influence it can have on women…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Falling A Little Short

    pride while listening while their parents tell them that they tried their best. I guess that you could say that I was not raised like most children. Ever since I was able to walk my father had me running bases and playing catch. When I was 7, since there were not any softball teams available for me to join, my father even signed me up to play for a boys baseball team. It might have been weird that I was a young girl who played third base, but it was even weirder that I excelled. Ever since then…

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