Sports—Who’s Best of All Time?
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear
Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
Analyzing statistical data in sports is a sport of its own. This lecture asks, "Who is the best hitter in baseball history?" The question presents statistical challenges in comparing performances in different eras. Another mystery is also probed: "Is the 'hot hand' phenomenon real, or is it random?"