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Friday, May 06, 2005

Study Claims To Discover Clutch Hitting; Holy Grail Next?

Via Science Blog, this University of Pennsylvania press release claiming that one Elan Fuld has discovered clutch hitting where none before have found it, including famously Bill James. The BTF blather may be found here.

Update: Thanks to a commenter on Baseball Crank for pointing out that Mr. Fuld himself arrives on the BTF thread, linked to above, to defend his thesis, starting at post 36. Mucho hurling of spears from Mssrs. Tangotiger, Crank, and the Chronicler.

Including sacrifices would cause a bias in favor of fly-ball hitters, would it not? That probably doesn't make much a difference, but it's something to look at.
God knows whether this thing is even halfway legit. At this point, it's just a press release.

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