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The Numbers Behind America’s Pastime | Stats + Stories Episode 177

The Numbers Behind America’s Pastime | Stats + Stories Episode 177

Update: 2021-02-25
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Much of the United States is buried under snow and ice, leaving many dreaming of spring. For some – that dream of spring brings with it a longing to hear the crack of a ball on a bat or the taste of peanuts in a ballpark. With the spring thaw comes baseball season and, with it, the inevitable number crunching associated with the sport. Data and baseball is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories with guest Christopher J. Phillips.

Phillips is a historian of science at Carnegie Mellon University. His research is  on the history of statistics and mathematics, particularly the claimed benefits of introducing mathematical tools and models into new fields. He is the author of "Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball" and "The New Math: A Political History," and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Time.com, New England Journal of Medicine, Science, and Nature.  He received his Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard University.
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The Numbers Behind America’s Pastime | Stats + Stories Episode 177

The Numbers Behind America’s Pastime | Stats + Stories Episode 177

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