Infographic: Mariano Rivera

This Tier10 infographic on Mariano Rivera is awesome.  Not only are there a lot of details and statistics about the man himself, you will also find instructions on how to make a cardboard baseball glove.

Click on the image to get to a larger version of the graphic.

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Infographic: Baseball salaries, 1988-2017

Here’s an interesting graphic from Business Insider showing the growing disparity in salaries between Major League Baseball’s highest paid players and the average player salary.  The average salary essentially doubled from 1988 to 2017, but that’s nothing compared to the drastic increase in the highest salaries.

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Infographic: Comparing Hot Dog and Beer Prices at Baseball Parks

This graphic from Webstaurantstore was created in 2011 and is based on prices from 2010 and 2011.  I doubt any of these prices have dropped in the last several years, and even back then, the “cheapest” beers and dogs were a bit pricey.

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Infographic: How to Dress to Play Baseball

This infographic is obviously intended more for amusement and sales promotion than anything else, but one might find some useful tips listed all the same.  What I’d really like to find is a graphic on how to dress as a baseball fan attending a game as a spectator.  I’ve seen Royals fans show up to a game against the White Sox in gray or black t-shirts — not that this is a crime, but it makes it confusing for anyone to know who you’re really rooting for.

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Infographic: MLB Pace of Play

I’m not certain of the original source of this graphic, but I do find its content interesting.  The face that average game play time was once a mere hour and 53 minutes is stunning compared to today’s game lengths.

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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

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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.

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