Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Work on 1923 Season Has Begun

As part of my SABR-Yoseloff Research Grant requirements, I have begun work on gathering individual and team batting, pitching, and fielding statistics for the 1923 Kitty League season. I have started collecting box scores from newspapers that covered the league (both local and regional). Hopefully I will have as complete a set of statistics as possible by Spring 2008.

Once 1923 is finished, I plan to move forward to the 1924 season. Both seasons lack stats for several categories such as extra base hits, runs batted in, and bases on balls for hitters and strikeouts, bases on balls, and shutouts for pitchers. I also plan to continue using estimated earned-run averages for pitchers, a formula created by Carlos Bauer.

I'll check in from time to time with research updates!

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