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View Resource Career Records for All Modern Position Players Eligible for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame

The dataset described in this article, created by James J. Cochran of Louisiana Tech University, contains data on retired Major League Baseball players, eligible for the MLB Hall of Fame. The data can be used to illustrate descriptive statistical methods (numerical, graphical, and tabular) or inferential statistics (hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, etc.). The data is in .dat format. This...

View Resource Move Over, Roger Maris: Breaking Baseball's Most Famous Record

The dataset presented in this article, created by Jeffrey S. Simonoff of New York University, refers to game-by-game information for Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa during summer of 1998. Roger Maris's long time Major League Baseball home run record was broken during this time frame. This data can be used to demonstrate graphical displays, categorical data analysis, analysis of variance, logistic...

View Resource Science of Baseball

Exploratorium provides this web site that explores the science of baseball through shockwave activities. The lab exercises and articles enhance different aspects of the subject. Some pages include video clips in real video format. The page also includes activities such as throwing a curveball, finding the 'sweet spot,' the bounce of the ball and the force of a bat handle. Additional links are...

View Resource Data Management, EDA, and Regression Analysis with 1969-2000 Major League Baseball Attendance

This article, created by James J. Cochran of Louisiana Tech University, describes a dataset containing Major League Baseball data from seasons 1969 through 2000 and illustrates how this data can be used as a course long project covering basic data management, the use of exploratory data analysis to "clean" data, and construction of regression models. The set contains data such as: runs scored,...

View Resource Pay for Play: Are Baseball Salaries Based on Performance?

The dataset, created by Mitchell Watnik of the University of Missouri-Rolla, presented in this article provides the salary and performance data for non-pitchers for the 1992 Major League Baseball season. Exploratory data analysis is used to determine a suitable regression model for the data. Other key concepts include: model selection, validation, stepwise model selection.

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