Tag Archives: Minor League Baseball

The Media, Mark McGwire, and Chew

By David Roher Mark McGwire may have taken steroids, but he didn’t get the mileage out of them that Mike Lupica has. Lupica benefited from the 1998 home run chase, publishing a book about it a few months after its … Continue reading

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Strikeouts and the Anna Karenina Principle, or: Why K’s Don’t Hurt MLB Batters

By David Roher “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” So begins Leo Tolstoy’s 1878 masterpiece, Anna Karenina, an engrossing novel about late 19th century statistical analysis in baseball. Or about Russian aristocratic … Continue reading

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