## 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 …

## 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 …

## The 10 Greatest Baseball Players of All-Time

Within the last two weeks ESPN and Tim Kurjian (top ESPN sportswriter) have both come out with their top 10 list of the all-time greatest baseball players. In the final chapter of my book “Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics with Baseball,” I produced my own top 10 list of the greatest all-time hitters in baseball. The …

## Which Batting Streak is More Impressive?

In 2016, 2 record batting streaks have been in the news. The 2 batting streaks are Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and Ted Williams’ 84-game getting on-base streak. DiMaggio’s streak means he got a hit in 56 consecutive games; whereas, Williams’ streak means in 84 consecutive games he reached base with either a hit, a …

## A Letter from Mr. W

The following is a letter I just received from Mr. W. This letter details how 2 men, one a retired baseball player, the other a teacher/coach, along with their wives dedicated a large part of their lives to helping mentally and physically challenged children and adults.This is a follow-up to my previous blog and here …

## Stories I Learned from Carl Erskine

In my last blog posting I talked about the book, What I Learned from Jackie Robinson, written by the great Dodger pitcher Carl Erskine. If you have not read this posting I know you will be inspired by how he used what he learned from Jackie Robinson to raise his son Jimmy who was born with …

## Baseball Continues To Follow Me Wherever I Go

It was a sunny late spring day in Naples, FL when walking with my wife Tara we came upon a gentleman riding his bike. He stopped to say hello and of course the topic of baseball came up. He mentioned he was friends with a famous ballplayer in Anderson, IN. He asked if I ever …

## Could This Be The Year Of The Chicago Cubs?

Yes, it has been a long time to be precise 107 years since the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series in 1908. Before this season began, in my blog of April 13, I picked the Cubs to win the 2016 World Series. I was not alone with this pick. In fact, 14 out of …