May 26, 2010
May 25, 2010
Here is a look at the players with the best final seasons since 1901.
|1||Shoeless Joe Jackson||7.4||1920||30||CHW||AL||146||649||570||105||218||42||20||12||121||56||0||14||7||16||0||0||9||12||.382||.444||.589||1.033||*7|
January 13, 2010
The Black Sox are there (2:06): Buck Weaver (4:55), Shoeless Joe Jackson (4:39), Dickie Kerr (3:32), Eddie Cicotte (3:59), Kid Gleason (5:26) and more.
December 14, 2009
As you may have noticed, there’s now an extra column in the “Advanced” section for batting stats called “wRC+”. You can think of this stat as a wOBA based version of OPS+. It’s park and league adjusted and it’s on a very similar scale as OPS+. The difference is that it uses wRC, which is based on wOBA. …
Tango has more.
September 6, 2009
Eliot Asinof’s notes for his signature baseball book, Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series, were released to the public recently, and some folks have gone through them. Some Chicago lawyers, actually. And a subsequent article in the Chicago Lawyer Magazine (now, there’s one magazine I never thought to read) raises the question of whether Asinof really knew enough to write such an authoritative book. …
August 9, 2009
In April 2006, the red brick home in which the legendary White Sox lived and died was dismantled and moved to across the street from Fluor Field, the beautiful new stadium of the Greenville Drive, the Boston Red Sox’ Class A affiliate. The home opened as the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library in June, 2008. The house is at 356 Field Street — in honor of Jackson’s .356 lifetime batting average, the third highest in baseball history.A life-size bronze statue of Jackson has been erected downtown in the Joe Jackson Plaza. The statue base is made from original bricks salvaged from Comiskey Park. …
July 6, 2009
And finally, the numbers go all the way back to 1871 for hitters and 1876 for pitchers. Some of the estimates used to fill these stats in, like the baserunning regression formula or the JAARF fielding numbers, are not to be trusted as anything more than a reasonable guess. Catcher defensive ratings are based on passed balls and errors only. It is not worth it to even try to estimate performance against the running game by catcher assists. Mike Piazza had about as many assists per game as Johnny Bench. Enough said.
Here’s the WAR database.