# Difference between revisions of "Seven statistical cliches used by baseball anouncers"

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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