October 28, 2010

Study Shows Probability of Something Eventually Happening in A Baseball Game Approaches 1!

Last night Freddy Sanchez, appearing in a World Series for the first time, hit a double in each of his first three plate apearances, something no one had ever done before. Any batter who hits three consecutive doubles is realizing a marvelous improbability. Hitting two in a row is a rare event itself in regular play. But now there's a unique record of accomplishment against which to measure the first three at-bats of every future first-time batter: can you clear the unlikely bar that Sanchez set with his three World Series doubles?

1 comment:

rampster said...

nearly as likely would be ending up on second out of the box in each of four AB's in a series game