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Ballpark Figures
April 05, 1989
What really happens over the course of a season? These panoramas—from the defense's viewpoint below and the offense's on the succeeding two pages—tell the story by using statistics derived from analyzing every major league pitch thrown in 1988
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April 05, 1989

Ballpark Figures

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HOW THE COUNT AFFECTS PITCHES

COUNT

 

0-0

3-0

0-2

3-2

BALL

43%

41

49

22

PUT IN PLAY

14%

5

19

35

FOUL

12%

3

17

28

CALLED STRIKE

25%

49

5

4

SWINGING STRIKE

6%

2

10

11

What really happens over the course of a season? These panoramas—from the defense's viewpoint below and the offense's on the succeeding two pages—tell the story by using statistics derived from analyzing every major league pitch thrown in 1988

Research by Albert Kim

FAN TEASER?

Total Attendance in '88 Added Up to the Population of Which Country?

A. COLOMBIA 30,600,000
B. TURKEY 52,900,000
C. UGANDA 16,400,000
D. VIETNAM 65,200,000
E. MEXICO 83,500,000

ANSWER

B. TURKEY
ATTENDANCE WAS 52,998,904

SEPTEMBER 25

BALL 0
STRIKE 0
OUT 0

BEST DAY OF THE SEASON FOR STRIKEOUTS
207 K's

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