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The author writes: with statistics courtesy  of  Stats Inc., the following is a user's guide to the facs behind seven satistical cliches.
 
The author writes: with statistics courtesy  of  Stats Inc., the following is a user's guide to the facs behind seven satistical cliches.
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(1) HAS A 75-6 RECORD WHEN LEADING AFTER EIGHT  INNINGS
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(2) HOLDS LEFTIES TO A .248 AVERAGE.
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(3) HAS HIT 9 OF HIS LAST 12 GAMES
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(4)  HAS 31 SAVES IN 38 OPPORTNITIES
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(5)  HAS STOLEN 19 BASES IN 27 ATTEMPTS
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(6) LEADS N.L.  ROOKIES WITH A .287 AVERAGE
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(7) HITS  .342 ON THE FIRST PITCH

Revision as of 20:30, 14 April 2005

In a game of Statistics, Some Numbers Have Little Meaning
New York Times, April 3, 2005, Sction 8, Pg 10
Alan Schwarz

The author writes: with statistics courtesy of Stats Inc., the following is a user's guide to the facs behind seven satistical cliches.

(1) HAS A 75-6 RECORD WHEN LEADING AFTER EIGHT INNINGS

(2) HOLDS LEFTIES TO A .248 AVERAGE.

(3) HAS HIT 9 OF HIS LAST 12 GAMES

(4) HAS 31 SAVES IN 38 OPPORTNITIES

(5) HAS STOLEN 19 BASES IN 27 ATTEMPTS

(6) LEADS N.L. ROOKIES WITH A .287 AVERAGE

(7) HITS .342 ON THE FIRST PITCH