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When Baseball Statistics Go Wrong…

By Brian | July 27, 2009 | Share on Facebook

Last week’s Wall Street Journal had a great article entitled Baseball Research Veers Into Left Field. Among the so-called “conclusions:”

The whole thing is an excellent vehicle for teaching the “correlation does not equal causality” axiom.

Says one of the cited study’s co-authors, Prof. Leif Nelson of the University of California-Berkeley, “It remains entirely possible that [our study is] incorrect.”

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