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    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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    The Role of Statistics. A game of numbers, the Moneyball effect is considered start of professional baseball statistics. Statistics play the main role in baseball. It’s made a huge change in the way baseball runs and how players are evaluated and could be rated to be drafted. Every team uses statistics and it is not an even playing field. There are high salary cap teams and there are low salary cap teams. When statistic first became a huge role in baseball because low salary cap teams…

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    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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    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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    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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    Swat - George Herman “Babe” Ruth was all of these and more (Happy Birthday, Babe Ruth, the ‘Sultan of Swat). He had rough childhood, went to a Catholic boarding school for boys (St. Mary’s), and still had a career in major league baseball; Ruth was an inspiration to people everywhere. Ruth was admired because of his hitting ability, the records he set, his fun-loving personality, and he was an impressive pitcher. Ruth is still considered the home run king and due to his amazing home run…

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    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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    “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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    Back in 2014, my sophomore year in high school, was when I first started playing softball. I never thought a sport was going to make a huge impact in my life. I’ve always had a huge passion for sports, but sadly I didn’t join any sports until I got to high school. Not to brag, but I was a good athlete and still am. The very first time I stepped on a softball field, it was love at first sight. I didn't really know what to expect since it was my first time playing softball. I was one of those shy…

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    had won the game 2-1. After the game Billy and Josh agreed to go hangout somewhere. They went to the bowling alley. At the bowling alley the lights were off and everything was glowing in the dark. Billy and Josh had made a bet that whoever lost had to go to baseball practise in a pink uniform. “You sure about this Josh I am good at bowling.?” “Yes I am 100 percent sure about it.” Billy started out and the first time he went he got a strike. “You still sure you want to keep this bet?” “Just…

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