Misleading and Irrelevant MLB Stats Still Roam the Earth

By: Richard Dyer | September 12, 2018 You would think the sports section of a metropolitan newspaper would use modern analytical statistics to support their Major League Baseball articles and commentary. Instead of using the crude cribbings of ancient baseball writers, found decades ago in caves beneath Fenway Park. But there are still pockets of old school baseball writers and sports editors who firmly believe in what are called “back of the baseball card” numbers. Because, you see, when they were first exposed to baseball as youngsters the only information you could get about player performance was on the...

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