• Datafile Name: Hitters 1920 -1950Download .TXT file
  • Datafile Subject: Sports,
  • Story names: Is Babe Ruth an Outlier?, Greatest Hitters,
  • Reference: Branch Rickey, "Good-bye to Some Old Baseball Ideas," Life Magazine, August 2, 1954.
  • Authorization: free use
  • Description: The article included the on-base average (OBA), extra-base power (EBP), and their sum which Rickey used to identify leading baseball hitters of the period 1920 - 1950.
  • Number of Cases 25
  • Variable Names:
    1. OBA: (hits + bases on balls + hit by pitcher) / (at bats + bases on balls + hit by pitcher)
    2. EBP: (total bases - hits) / at bats
    3. SUM: OBA + EBP

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