Found July 15, 2013 on The Sports Fan Journal:
PLAYERS: Babe Ruth
Tonight, what is perhaps the most awe-inspiring part of the Major League Baseball season takes place, the Home Run Derby. It’s the solo focus on what has been the most popular play in all of sports since Babe Ruth decided it would be about 90 years ago. And although the popularity of the game as [...]The post The Home Run Derby: Sport’s Last Great Exhibition appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.

Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the best and most popular sabermetric stats available to the public.Today, we begin with OPS+ OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was the first sabermetric stat to go mainstream. It is On-Base Percentage plus Slugging Percentage. It’s crude and simple, but it’s a decent quick reference tool. OPS, however, is outdone by it’s counterpart...
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