I don’t know anything about this organization, so this is not an endorsement, but they have some neat data and stats about the Top 5 MLB Stadiums. Check out their website and their video below and see if you agree with their conclusions.
I have to admit, I certainly agree that Oriole Park at Camden Yards is #1! Let me know in the comments what you think!
Stat-urday with the Baseball Sociologist returns! With the beginning of baseball season for the Professional Baseball League of Puerto Rico, I wanted to share two important sites for relevant data:
(1) status.pr – This website provides a wealth of information on the current stats and status of a variety of services in Puerto Rico, such as the status of health centers and the number of schools currently operational. It also shows progress toward various goals. In particular, the page for Puerto Rico Se Levanta provides stats for various businesses and services and how things have changed since September.
(2) MLB.com – MLB’s page on Caribbean Baseball and Winter Leagues provides a variety of types of data for la Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente and other leagues. You can search by type of stats and year.
Since we’ve been looking at Venezuela for the past week, I thought I’d provide an overview of Venezuelan-born players (as compiled from Baseball Reference):
Total Number of Players from Venezuela: 369
Current No. of Players from Venezuela: 97
Total Games Played by Venezuelan Players: 118,274
Total At-Bats: 331,646
Total Hits: 88,033
Total Home Runs: 7,337
Total RBI: 38, 347
Combined Batting Average: 0.265
The current players from Venezuela are listed below.
June is Immigrant Heritage Month and after a week of disturbing comments about foreign-born players essentially needing to learn English (from Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy and Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt – both of whom later apologized), its time to take a closer look at baseball demographics. According to the most recent Racial and Gender Report Card for MLB, foreign-born players make up nearly one-third of MLB rosters, and minorities account for over 40 percent of all Major Leaguers.
Deux Montréalais qui vont visiter chaque terrain de la ligue majeure de baseball pour promouvoir le retour d'une équipe de baseball à Montréal Two montrealers visiting all the mlb ballparks to promote the return of an mlb franchise in Montreal