## Quinnipiac math professors share their 50-year hidden formula of friendship

This story was originally published in QU Today on November 27, 2023 https://www.qu.edu/quinnipiac-today/quinnipiac-math-professors-reveal-their-50-year-hidden-formula-of-friendship-2023-11-27/ Stanley Rothman and Michael Nabel, mathematics and statistics professors at Quinnipiac, recount their journey from sharing an office to becoming business partners. Since meeting each other at Quinnipiac in 1971, Rothman and Nabel have been working together for over five decades. As …

## The Winter Meetings Are Over

Here are some of the winning and losing teams with regard to new signings for 2015. Everything could change for any team that signs the biggest pitching fish still available, Max Scherzer. The talk is the team that signs him to a contract can expect to pay close to \$30 million per year. Clearly, this …

## The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

A Whac-A-Mole game consists of a cabinet with five holes in its top and a large mallet. Each hole contains a single plastic mole and the machinery necessary to move it up and down. Once the game starts the moles will begin to pop up from their holes at random. The object of the game is …

## HERE COMES THE JUDGE

This man is 6-ft-7 in tall weighing 282 pounds and plays professionally for a NY team. Is he a power forward for the NY Knicks? Is he a tight end for the NY Giants? The answer is no to each of these questions. He is the starting right fielder for the NY Yankees and his …

## Remembering Joe DiMaggio’s 56-Game Hitting Streak

Monday, May 15, 2017 marks the 76th anniversary of the beginning of Joe DiMaggio’s record 56-game hitting streak, which ran from May 15 to July 16, 1941. The streak ended On July 17 when he went 0-for-3 against the Indians, with third baseman Ken Keltner making two outstanding plays to stop the streak. In Chapter …

## Let ‘Em Hit the Ball

The book “Moneyball” chronicles how Billy Beane used certain batting statistics to build the low budget Oakland Athletics into a contender in the early 2000s. With the help of Paul Depodesta he showed that on-base percentage (OBP) was much more valuable for run production than batting average. Concentrating on a player’s OBP and ability to …

## The Biggest Surprise of the 2017 MLB Season so Far

Read what my student Greg considers the biggest surprise in the MLB for 2017 is so far.  Every year there are storylines between teams and players, and surprises that come out of the league. The biggest surprise so far in 2017 has been one in the name of Eric Thames. Thames is a 30-year-old left-handed …

## MLB Predictions for the NL for 2017

The table below shows for each of the NL teams their actual 2016 winning percentages (W-L%) along with their expected winning percentages (Lin W-L%), calculated using my linear formula Lin W-L% =.000579*(RS – RA) +.50, RS is runs scored and RA is runs allowed. My choice to win the NL East is the New York …

## MLB Predictions for the AL for 2017

The table below shows for each of the AL teams their actual 2016 winning percentages (W-L%) along with their expected winning percentages (Lin W-L%), calculated using my linear formula Lin W-L% =.000579*(RS – RA) +.50, RS is runs scored and RA is runs allowed.     My choice to win the AL East is the …

## MLB Predictions for the 2017 Season

This is the first blog of a three blog series. This blog will give the reasons I use for making my MLB predictions for a new year. The second and third blogs will give my actual predictions for the three division winners and two wild card teams in each league for the 2017 season. To …