Park Factor @ espn.com
Have you all seen the Park Factor page
at espn.com? This is the first time I've seen it. Maybe I'm a bit behind the times (I usually go to the baseball-reference.com stadium page like this one
As you can see by the chart, Yankee Stadium is right smack dab in the middle of the pack when it comes to Park Factor. Of course, that doesn't mean that Yankee Stadium is neutral. For Runs Scored, Yankee Stadium ranks a 0.965, which means it favors the pitcher when it comes to runs scored. For home runs, the Stadium is about even (1.007).
Of course Coors Field & Arlington lead the league by far (1.645 & 1.497 respectively), and PETCO & Safeco are at the bottom of the pack for hitters (.769, .743).
As for other pages on espn.com that I've never seen before:
Roster Analysis - how many lefties and righties each team has, and roster age (yes, the Yankees are the team with the oldest average at 32.0).
Best Games - I think I've seen this one before, but it's cool enough to point out.
Hitting Streaks - a list of the hitting streaks > 10 games in each league.
I hope you enjoy it.
posted by shawn
: 6/06/2004 04:48:00 PM -