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Umpire John Hirschbeck Favored Cubs in Game Three

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique charts to determine if John Hirschbeck called an even game behind the plate in Game Three of the World Series.

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Watching a Game with the Run Expectancy Matrix

Lee Gregory shows how the Run Expectancy Matrix can inform us when it is a good idea for a baserunner to advance or stay put.

Chase Utley And The Illegal Slide

Damian Dydyn looks at Chase Utley and the illegal slide, and determines that a double play should have been called.

Do Left-Handed Hitters Really Crush the Low and Inside Pitch?

Rick Rowand figures out whether or not left-handed hitters really crush the low and inside pitch using graphics by Ian York.

Bringing Down The Curve: Poor Umpire Performances

A consistent strike zone is important. Most umpires are good, but there are some outliers. Ian York uses PITCHf/x to examine the worst umpire performances

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