Team photo of the Birmingham Black Barons
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What is a Stathead?

A few weeks back Baseball Reference unveiled their newest invention, Stathead. This will be replacing Play Index as the site’s premier search engine. Almost unanimously this news was met with welcome arms. This is understandable, but all the same, I think there is one key area where Stahead comes up woefully short; Negro Leagues integration. […]

Header image from an article on The Baseball Scholar about the 100 greatest pitchers ever
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Segregated History

Recently I was listening to an episode of the Effectively Wild podcast. The episode in question was number 1487, We Remembered Some Guys. The basic gist of the episode was that co-hosts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller (Meg Rowley is also a co-host but was not involved in the majority of the episode) were briefly […]

Mike Trout before a game.
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Statistics, Schamtistics

I recently posited a question on Twitter about baseball statistics. The question was in regards to what statistics people use to evaluate players these days. It’s a simple question on the surface, but in reality, it’s a question that leads to complex and often loaded responses. There are a lot of statistics saturating the baseball […]