Apologies for the lack of posts recently. Allow me to blame work, travel, and sickness. But let’s get back on track this week—for me now a short one—with this post from FiveThirtyEight about the distances travelled by home runs.
The piece uses data up to the All Star break, and looks at how far the home runs would have travelled. Of course, the data set is fairly recent in terms of tracking just how far home runs went. That is, there’s nothing for Ted Williams or Babe Ruth. But this screenshot from the article is Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz.
Personally, I would have loved to have seen one for David Ortiz.
Credit for the piece goes to Neil Paine.