Baseball lovers know that the stats are almost as important - hell, in some cases, they’re way more important - than the game itself. That’s what keeps all of those CBA’s - Certified Baseball Accountants - employed.
In this post, Derek Zumsteg of U.S.S. Mariner deconstructs, in loving and excruciating detail, one of the most unusual baseball games in history. In the process, he finds evidence that certain exclusionary practices - practices that still exist in the game today - may be harming the game by preventing certain extraordinarily talented players from finding employment in MLB.
It’s a long read, but well worth your time. Go and learn.