Baseball

I'm a huge fan of baseball, and sports in general. And being that I'm also a computer programmer I've naturally gone pretty deep into sports statistics and analysis, both for paying clients and for fun. A lot of this work is private, but below are some of my public projects.

Game of Chance Podcast (2010-11, 20 episodes)

A collection of ten-minute episodes about baseball statistics, history, and culture. I cover a wide range of topics, with a preference for those which are not typically covered by mainstream sports media, including psychology and emotionality, and whether modern statistics are really as good as their proponents claim.

For a sample, check out the "Tough Guys" episode.

Z-Score Baseball Encyclopedia (2006-2008)

Featured by Eric Kottke and selected for his Best Links of 2007, this site provides a new kind of look at baseball statistics, featuring z-scores for player-season stats to facilitate cross-era comparisons, analysis of historical trends, era-adjusted leaderboards, pennant race graphs, articles, and lots more. (Visit the site.)

Reisner Scorekeeping (2001-present)

A new method of baseball scorekeeping which differs significantly from the traditional method as well as the Project Scoresheet method, which had been the only well known significant departure from traditional scorekeeping in about 100 years. The system has been adopted by coaches, official scorekeepers, and enthusiastic little league parents, with hundreds of scorebooks and digital downloads sold. Learn more at the official website and Wikipedia.

Short Articles and Studies