Techonomics: Telling Baseball’s Story, One Pitch at a Time

“Pitching is so much more than the know-how and the intuition than it is about the raw data that’s showing up on a computer screen,”


By Jason Middleton

Given that baseball has traditionally and habitually invented statistics to apply to game strategy and measuring success, I couldn’t pass up the chance to talk with Tyler Kepner this week.

It’s still the first month of baseball season, remember, and every team still has a shot at winning. At least, nominally.

Tyler Kepner is a New York Times Baseball Columnist whose new book, K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, traces the development of each pitch as far back as the 19th century.

Kepner discusses the slider, fastball, curveball, knuckleball, splitter, screwball, sinker, changeup, spitball, and cutter.

 

Have great weeks, everybody.


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