Baseball

Once upon a time, baseball was my favorite thing in the world. Though that's not so true any more, I still count myself a Mets fan and consider trips to the ballpark to be among my most preferred activities on a spring or summer day. (I've been to around 25 of the current parks...PNC Park is #1!) Apart from the in person experience then, I also am interested in current efforts to speed of the pace of play (don't ask). This section then will likely be a mix of these topics plus some old stuff as I just can't resist.

The Fastest Baseball Game in MLB History

Today, general consensus considers the 51-minute, September 28, 1919 contest between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Giants to be the quickest in major league history, with the Giants winning 6-1. Just how impressive is that figure? The game averaged an out every minute and each at bat (69 total) averaged less than 45 seconds apiece, including

Length of 2016 MLB Games by Home Plate Umpire

This is the first in what will be a series of posts on the topic of Major League Baseball’s ‘pace of play’ initiative. The data used to generate these posts comes from publicly accessible Gameday data files at MLB.com. Keep an eye out for posts to come! I recently came across this 2006 ESPN article that chronicles