Phil Birnbaum

To e-mail Phil Birnbaum in Ottawa, click here.

 

 

Sabermetrics Blog

My blog, “Sabermetric Research,” can be found at blog.philbirnbaum.com.

 

Research

My presentation from SABR 41 in Long Beach, "Examining Home Field Advantage" (2011)

 

My presentation from JSM 2011 in Miami Beach, "Racial Bias Among MLB Umpires -- Evaluating the Evidence" (2011)

My (similar) presentation from SABR 38 in Cleveland, "Is There Really Racism Among MLB Umpires?" (2008)

These presentations are based on a series of nine blog posts: One (addendum) Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine

Article (.PDF) from SABR “Baseball Research Journal,” adapted from presentation and blog posts

 NHL: Has the extra point for the “regulation tie” increased the number of overtime games?  HTML PDF (2007)

My Presentation from SABR 36 in Seattle, “Do Players Outperform In Their Free-Agent Year?” (2006)

My Presentation from SABR 35 in Toronto, “Were the 1994 Expos Just Lucky?” (2005)

.ZIP file containing the above presentation, plus two spreadsheets with full team and player results

MLB: On Why Teams Don’t Repeat (.PDF.  Reformatted from “Baseball Analyst,” February, 1989)

 

"By the Numbers"

Issues are in PDF format.  To download Adobe Reader, click here.

 

Current Issue

Volume 24, Number 2: May, 2014

 

Back Issues

Volume 24: February, 2014

Volume 23: August, 2013

Volume 22: May, 2012

Volume 21: November, 2011

Volume 20: February, 2010

Volume 19: February, 2009, May, 2009, August, 2009, November, 2009

Volume 18: November, 2008, August, 2008, May, 2008, February, 2008

Volume 17: November, 2007, August, 2007, May, 2007, February, 2007

Volume 16: November, 2006; August, 2006; May, 2006; February, 2006

Volume 15: November, 2005; August, 2005; May, 2005; February, 2005

Volume 14: November, 2004; August, 2004; May, 2004; February, 2004 

Volume 13: November, 2003; August, 2003; May, 2003; February, 2003

Volume 12: November, 2002; August, 2002; May, 2002; February, 2002

Volume 11: November, 2001; August, 2001; May, 2001; February, 2001

Volume 10: November, 2000; August, 2000; May, 2000; February, 2000

Volume  9: November, 1999; August, 1999; May, 1999; February, 1999

Volume 8: October, 1998

All of the above issues in one large .ZIP file

 

Older Issues  

June, 1997 (Volume 7, Number 1)

June, 1995 (6.4)

September, 1994 (6.3)

June, 1994 (6.2)

March, 1994 (6.1)

December, 1993 (5.4)

September, 1993 (5.3)

June, 1993 (5.2)

February, 1993 (5.1)

October, 1992 (4.3)

June, 1992 (4.2)

April, 1992 (4.1)

December, 1991 (3.5) (note: pages 16-18 do not exist)

November, 1991 (3.4)

June, 1991 (second one with this date) (3.3)

June, 1991 (first one with this date) (3.2)

February, 1991 (3.1)

September, 1990 (2.4)

June, 1990 (2.3)

March, 1990 (2.2)

January, 1990 (2.1)

December, 1989 (1.3)

August, 1989 (1.2)

June, 1989 (1.1)