Tag: Baseball

Analyzing MLB Tommy John Surgeries: Data Insights and Trends from 2000-2024

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tl;dr summary: This post examines the trend of Tommy John surgeries in MLB and MiLB using Process Behavior Charts, revealing that the perceived surge...

Did the MLB’s New Pitch Clock Rule Work? An In-Depth Analysis...

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tl;dr: In the blog post, we delve into MLB's ongoing struggle with slow and lengthy games, analyzing recent rule changes aimed at reducing game...

Analyzing Rare Events, Like MLB Perfect Games, with Process Behavior Charts

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In my book Measures of Success, I share what I've learned about the "Process Behavior Chart" methodology for management metrics and business performance measures....

A Chart is a Picture That’s Worth More Than a Thousand...

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I recently saw this article in the Washington Post: This MLB season, the ball is making everyone batty Major League Baseball has been trying to reduce...

Is Bryce Harper a “Bust” This Season (2019)? Or is He...

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I'm updating this post with data from the past two seasons, especially since Bryce Harper is considered to be a stong candidate for the...

Revisiting the Harada Method: Lessons from Shohei Ohtani and Norman Bodek

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It's a Throwback Thursday... As I watched the MLB Home Run Derby last night, I really enjoyed watching the Japanese baseball player Shohei Ohtani of...

When It’s Easier to Distort the System Than it is to...

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I'm often reminded of what the late Peter Scholtes would write or say (often repeated by W. Edwards Deming), where he basically said there...

Respect for People as a Competitive Advantage in Major League Baseball

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"Respect for people" is, of course, a core tenet of Lean and the Toyota Production System. It's an important idea in the workplace and...

#Throwback Thursday (and Updates): Bryce Harper, Home Runs, Attendance, and Game...

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The Major League Baseball regular season has ended, so there's an opportunity to revisit some posts about statistics, variation, and Process Behavior Charts. Bryce Harper's...

Unraveling the Mystery Behind MLB’s Home Run Surge: A Data-Driven Exploration

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It's been a busy few weeks for me with work travel and, blogwise, I'm winding down into a few weeks of "blog vacation" (which...

A PDSA Cycle in the Early Days of Baseball Uniforms

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As somebody who grew up as a big baseball fan, I somehow managed to not see the Ken Burns documentary, Baseball. I've been watching...

Is “Kaizen” a Slogan or a Methodology for the Seattle Mariners?

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Here is an interesting article that a few people pointed me toward the other day about the Seattle Mariners team: Mariners Sunday mailbag: Explaining the...