November 12, 2004

Who's Slacking in the No-No Department?:
Bill James' love letter to Rob Neyer about the most unlikely pitcher to have never thrown a no-hitter.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 08:38 AM - 13 comments

I think that's a pretty interesting way to crunch the numbers.. nice find.

posted by blarp at 09:40 AM on November 12

Very interesting. And Bumpus Jones to boot! Thanks for the link, fatty.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:47 AM on November 12

Interesting use of data. Always curious as to why these things are published. This is interesting stuff but what is it good for? Dont we tend to get a bit carried away with Stats??

posted by daddisamm at 09:59 AM on November 12

Sports are interesting stuff, but what are they good for?

posted by tieguy at 10:35 AM on November 12

The internets are interesting stuff, but what are they good for?

posted by rocketman at 11:00 AM on November 12

I find these stats a million times more interesting than baseball itself. I don't know if I could watch an entire inning of baseball, but I could read shit like this for hours..

posted by blarp at 11:00 AM on November 12

That's interesing, blarp, because I had the opposite reaction. I can appreciate the effort to study sport scientifically, this kind of stat-crunching bores me to tears.

posted by dusted at 11:50 AM on November 12

I love this sort of stat-crunching. Mainly because I'll spend HOURS doing it on my own, just for kicks. /math geek

posted by grum@work at 12:35 PM on November 12

the actual book that his comes out of is pretty intersting....especially the 'guide to pitchers' that makes up the bulk of the book-a listing of a great deal of the pitchers of any significance in baseball,with a listing of their pitches...interesting because they sneak in a few FICTIONAL pitchers as well..including Sydd Finch and even Charlie Brown..but they forgot...NUKE LALOOSH....

posted by NYSSoftballBlue at 01:08 PM on November 12

Interesting in small doses like this to me.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:15 PM on November 12

I've got the N/J GtP book in the nightstand queue, maybe I'll get to it at Thanksgiving.

posted by mbd1 at 01:59 PM on November 12

More Jamesian analysis: Bill on the 2004 playoffs.

posted by yerfatma at 10:53 AM on November 13

thanks, guys. even this australian understood the stats. normally baseball statistical minutiae turns me off, but no-hitters are something special

posted by owlhouse at 12:21 AM on November 14

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