John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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New horizons in statistical analysis

Today's least accurate book title: The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs by Bill Jenkinson. Babe Ruth, it must be said, never hit 104 home runs in a single year. Jenkinson's theory, based on a detailed analysis of Ruth's statistics over the course of his career, is that Ruth would be able to hit that many homers in a single season if he were alive and playing today. OK then.

I for one am looking forward to Jenkinson's next book, in which he will conclusively show that if Babe Ruth had had wheels, he would have been a bicycle. I also hear that he's working on an article for Sports Illustrated that will at long last answer the age-old question, "if Babe Ruth had a brother, would he like cheese?"

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