Slash Stats by Birthday

We’ve done homers by birthday, and hits by birthday.ย  Might as well go whole hog and do slash stats.

Here are the composite homer, RBI and slash stats for each birthday. The homers and RBI are prorated to 502 plate appearances per player, and all stats are from 1954-2016.

In case you are wondering, 7/24’s numbers are quite gaudy due to one Barry Bonds.

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Homers by Birthday

Another prompt from the Twitterverse:

ย Here are the birthdays with number of players and total homers, followed by the leader for each day (thanks to Baseball Reference and the Lahman Baseball Database):

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Opposing Pitchers Sharing a Birthday

In a group of 25 people (such as a baseball club), there is a 57% chance that at least two people will share a birthday. In a group of 50 people (such as competing ballclubs), there is a 97% chance of at least two people sharing a birthday. Given this, how often have opposing pitchers … Read more

Its Your Birthday . . . Go Directly to the Big Leagues

So you are thinking of having a child, and hoping that if its a boy, he’ll grow up to be a major leaguer.ย  Is there any more likelihood of that happening based on his birthday? The indispensable Lahman Baseball Database has demographic information on the nearly 18,000 players in major league history, with birthdates for … Read more

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