Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Baseball Hall of *Ahem* Fame

I thought you baseballers would be interested in this little article about the Baseball Hall of Fame. It seems interesting in light of recent scandals, etc. Here's an interesting set of quotes from Ivars Peterson who wrote the article:

"In a 1996 Washington Post article, veteran player Tony Perez declared, "I think it's getting harder and harder every year to get into the Hall of Fame. You have to have really super numbers or whatever. You've got to be Babe Ruth or Hank Aaron." Perez himself was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000."

"Is it really getting harder to get into baseball's Hall of Fame? That's the question that economist Paul M. Sommers and students Richard B. Barfuss and Robert C. Howard of Middlebury College set out to answer. Their findings appear in the current Journal of Recreational Mathematics." (Peterson, 2005)



Looks like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson still rule according to these numbers.

Peterson, I. (2005). Ticket to Cooperstown. Science News, 168(5),ONLINE. http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20050730/mathtrek.asp

1 Comments:

At 8/09/2005 07:46:00 PM, Blogger Jason's Patience said...

great blog, nice to hear someone feels the same about the hall of fame that i do.

 

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