By BP on August 8, 2020 0 Comments

Thanks for checking out my blog site. In these posts, we will be exploring some of the wild and wacky combinations of numbers in professional baseball’s box scores.

You know, when you see a line in a box score that looks something like this:

Martinez, RF   4  2  3  1

For a batter, this means that the player’s last name was Martinez, they were playing right field, they had 4 at-bats, scored 2 runs, had 3 hits, and 1 run batted in.

Or for pitchers, you will see something like this:

Williams   5.0  4  3  2  1  0

This one means that the pitcher with a last name of Williams pitched in 5 innings, gave up 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned run, 1 walks, and 0 strikeouts.

Now not every line in a box score is as interesting as others. For example, as of today (8/9/2020), in the data that I have, a batting box score line of 4 – 0 – 1 – 0 has appeared 247,437 times.

This blog will highlight lines that are slightly more interesting than that.

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