Infographic: Baseball Fan Survey

This infographic appears to have been published in March 2017, based on fans surveyed during the 2016 season.  While I’m curious about the methodology behind the survey itself (e.g. how do you define “baseball fan”?), the results below are interesting.

Baseball Fan Survey infographic

Second Street Lab


Mean runs per game through the history of baseball

I posted another graphic several weeks ago that included the same information that can be found in this one.  I do think that this chart is easier to read than the last one, however, which is what makes it worth the added share.  I think this one better depicts things like the dip in runs scored through the Dead Ball era and the relative leveling-off of run production in more recent years.

I’m not sure of the author of this chart, other than it is posted somewhere on a statistical software site, JMP.com.  Click on the image below to link to a larger version.

Mean-Runs-Per-Game-Through-the-History-of-Baseball


Infographic: Baseball’s Differing Stadium Dimensions

I posted something similar to this a few years ago, but this infographic provides much more detail.  Created in 2015 by Louis J. Spirito, this graphic not only shows the shape of each ball field, but also goes into the heights of and distances to their outfield walls.

Click on the image to link to a larger version.

differing-dimensions-of-every-baseball-stadium-infographic


Infographic: Total Runs Scored in Major League Baseball

This infographic from the Smithsonian provides an interesting looks at runs in baseball.  The bit I find most interesting is in regards to the home runs.  Even though there is a noticeable increase in the number of home runs hit, the average number of runs per game seems to have (relatively) leveled out after the 1920s.

Scoring-in-Baseball infographic


Distance run per game per sport

I don’t think it comes as a surprise that baseball involves the least amount of running of any of these.  I am a bit surprised that a tennis match requires more running than a basketball game.  It looks like the original data came from Runner’s World, though I suppose it would be unfair to include the distance of a marathon in this chart.

Distance run per sport

the18.com


Infographic: Staying Safe at the Plate

This infographic is clearly intended for current ballplayers, though even as a fan and spectator, this is some good information.  I actually didn’t know “batter’s shoulder” was a thing, but now I’m going to wince every time I see a hitter stop his or her swing.

Baseball-Injury-Prevention-Infographic

alanehogan.com


Infographic: Catching: A History

I haven’t had a chance to do much more than skim all the information on this infographic, but what I’ve noted so far is certainly fascinating.  Click on the image below for a (slightly) larger version — though even then, you might still need to zoom in on it.

catching infographic