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The answer to this question is Kaz Matsui in 2004 for the New York Mets with 125 hits. The next best are Tommy Harper of the Seattle Pilots with 126 in 1969, Deon Sanders of the Reds in 1997 with 127. And finally rounding out the top 5 are Lou Whitak
Game theory comes into play in American football play-calling. To simplify the game, consider that the offense can run either a running play or a passing play. The passing play generally has potential for more yards gained, but less chance of success
While watching a New York Mets game early this season, before one plate appearance the broadcast graphics displayed that catcher John Buck had a batting average (AVG) of . 400 and an on-base percentage (OBP) of . 396
A third-down conversion attempt occurs when a team runs a third-down play and either succeeds in getting the first down (or a touchdown), or fails and goes to fourth down. The clock doesn't stop a play; if the clock runs to 0, the half ends when the
Strikes have always been tallied for a batter. Since the era of "pitch counts," they have been counted for a pitcher also, to estimate his efficacy. My understanding is that any pitch in the "strike zone" (over the plate, between the shoulders and th
YouTube is notoriously unreliable when it comes to records claims, so I am answering this question with a candidate for the longest six in international cricket that at least has a somewhat more reliable reference. I am not claiming this is the recor
The only difference I notice is that "has been subject to criticism" may be considered to be stylistically better than the mere passive "has been criticized. " The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English presents us with other possible forms of sa
Martin is completely correct "First Service" is the percentage of first serves that were not a fault, and "First Service Won" is the percentage of points you've won on first serves that weren't faults. For the record, the first statistic is pretty mu
By this point in the season all NFL teams have injury problems, but some are worse than others. Are there any available measures of the extent of each team's issues? Perhaps the total cap charge for all players who are not suiting up for a given week
My fantasy team uses a playoff system that Bill Simmons suggested a few years ago. In order to study it, I'd like to run Monte Carlo simulations of last year's post-season. To do so, I need to be able to compute the win probability for a pair of team