• Story Name: Is Babe Ruth an Outlier?
  • Story Topics: Sports,
  • Datafile Name: Hitters 1920 -1950
  • Methods: Outlier, Regression, Polynomial Regression, Boxplot,
  • Abstract:

    The data set is Branch Rickey's set of outstanding hitters in baseball over the period 1920 to 1950 based on the sum of what Rickey defines as on-base- average and extra-base-power (OBA + EBP). The student should be asked to run the simple regression of EPB on OBA, as well as the second degree equation and comment on the results. Then the first and second degree equations should be run with Ruth exluded, and the results observed. (It is helpful to center or standardize OBA for these second two regressions). There are a number of ways in which the results confirm that Babe Ruth was indeed uniquely exceptional

  • Images:
    Babe Ruth

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