Stark: The numbers that defined baseball in 2020, revisited

This is how it works around here. Every year, as Opening Day nears, I dust off my crystal ball and try to predict the future, with a little column we call “The Numbers That Define Baseball.” It’s fun. It’s eye-opening. And it reminds us, every darned year, that this sport is changing so rapidly that […]

Stark: The Useless Info Dept., Extra Extra Edition

Can you believe it? It was another one of those weeks. A guy hit an extra-inning homer – but it was only the eighth inning? A pitcher debuted before his debut? A third baseman caught a pop-up in the right-field corner? Yes. That all happened. Here at the Useless Information Department, we could not possibly be more grateful that […]

Stark: The 10 numbers that defined baseball in 2019, revisited

We’d love to tell you that back on Opening Day, we saw all of this coming. Then again, we’d also love to tell you we saw all the Powerball numbers coming, too. Neither would be quite true, unfortunately. But you know what we did see coming? A bunch of cool trends we rounded up seven […]

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