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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.

The What Did I Just See!? Factor

Every day in baseball, there are plays that elicit gasps from spectators. The home-run-saving leap at the wall. An outfielder leaving his feet and...

Chase Utley And The Illegal Slide. Again.

Just six months after writing "Chase Utley and The Illegal Slide", Damian Dydyn has to write the sequel when the 2B slid into home over aggressively.

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.

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