Hello! For my 380 talk, I will be discussing how you can use statistics in order to predict the outcome of baseball games, a process also known as Sabermetrics. This will be based on the the paper “Quasi-geometric Distributions and Extra Inning Baseball Games” by Darren Glass and Philip J. Lowry, found in Volume 81 of Mathematics Magazine. For anyone who is unfamiliar with probability and/or baseball, a brief overview of both will be discussed.
If you are interested in Sabermetrics and want to read about it further, I would recommend looking at The Baseball Research Journal, published by SABR
Data used for computations is pulled from Baseball Reference.