Baseball: The Math of the Game
What is the difference between batting average and slugging percentage? How far does the catcher throw the ball when he tries to gun out a runner who's stealing second? How do you predict a players season stats after only a few weeks? Race to the field to learn how math has transformed the world of baseball!
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07 miles 35 games 90 feet 90-mph fastball ADAM WAINWRIGHT ALBERT PUJOLS BABE RUTH ball base percentage base runner batting average calculate CARL YASTRZEMSKI catcher to second CLIFF LEE compare players complete games correlation earned runs end the season fans Felix Hernandez fielder fielding percentage ft 90 ft graph hitting statistic hitting stats home plate home runs infield JOE MAUER Jon Lester JOSH HAMILTON K/IP league average leaves the game led the majors Lincecum MAJOR LEAGUE SAVES math multihit games number of games Padres pitcher allows pitcher throws pitcher’s mound pitcher’s strikeouts playoffs putouts Pythagorean theorem RAFAEL SORIANO RBIs right triangle Roy Halladay runs a pitcher runs scored RYAN BRAUN sacrifice flies San Diego scatter plot second base SLUGGING PERCENTAGE square starting pitcher statistic that measures steal second strikeouts and walks Ted Williams TIM LINCECUM trend WHIP win percentage win-loss record Yastrzemski’s