Effectively Wild Episode 1481: Multisport Sabermetrics Exchange (NASCAR and Cycling)

Effectively Wild Episode 1481: Multisport Sabermetrics Exchange (NASCAR and Cycling) Effectively Wild: Multisport Sabermetrics Exchange Basketball/Football Hockey/Cricket Golf/Tennis Soccer/Rugby Esports/Volleyball NASCAR/Cycling Diversity and Inclusion In the sixth installment of a special, seven-episode series on the past, present, and future of advanced analysis in non-baseball sports, Ben Lindbergh talks to Motorsports Analytics founder and The Athletic…

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Aug 17: Beaning kills player

Aug 17: Beaning kills player AUGUST 17, 1920 | NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Today in baseball in 1920 Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman died in a New York hospital after being beaned in a game the night before. He is the only player in major league baseball history to die because of action on the field. Ray Chapman was…

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The All Decade Team

The All Decade Team Second base: Jose Altuve, Astros Hey, another six-time All-Star and a former MVP. But unlike Posey and Votto, who have faded of late, Altuve’s still a high-end performer. The diminutive 29-year-old’s fresh off his sixth straight outstanding season after beginning his career as a fairly non-threatening hitter. Between 2014-19, Altuve hit…

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Free Agent Faceoff: Wood Vs. Walker

Free Agent Faceoff: Wood Vs. Walker The market for starting pitchers has shrunk substantially since free agency opened at the beginning of November. Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Zack Wheeler, Madison Bumgarner, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dallas Keuchel and Cole Hamels have all found contracts. Jake Odorizzi, whom MLBTR ranked as the game’s 10th-best free agent at the…

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The All-Decade Lineup

The All-Decade Lineup Another decade just concluded, which makes this an opportune time to review baseball’s best players at each position over the prior 10 years. This is certainly a debatable topic, and it’s just one person’s opinion, so feel free to make any disagreements known in the comments section below… Catcher: Buster Posey, Giants…

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