- 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:
- OBA: (hits + bases on balls + hit by pitcher) / (at bats + bases on balls + hit by pitcher)
- EBP: (total bases - hits) / at bats
- SUM: OBA + EBP