How Important is Putting the Ball in Play in Baseball?
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Subjectsbaseball, senior thesis
Baseball is a game in which the goal is to score more runs than your opponent. However, with the 2017 Major League Baseball season breaking home run and strikeout records, does putting the ball in play make a difference? In this paper, we will introduce a new statistic, contact average, and using this, show that it does not.
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