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5.23.2003
First of all, I'd like to correct myself. I made a big error in my last post, at least theoretically, and I'd like to correct it. After determining the difference between "typical" leaguebest and leagueworst pitching and fielding and making the warning that these number didn't necessarily correlate to how credit should be divided, I went ahead and assumed that defense and offense deserve to split credit 50/50 and thus concluded how much difference all three phases of the game there were between leagueworst and leaguebest. Now, that 50/50 split is probably accurate for dividing up credit, but since that's not what I was doing, it's theoretically wrong. What I should have done (and will do now) and find the difference between "typical" leagueworst and leaguebest hitting, as measured by runs scored. Again, I'll take the range from the third worst to third best runs scored totals. And yes, this is chocked full of park affects, unbalanced schedules, and youdon'thavetohitagainstyourownpitchers issues. I'm fine with a rough estimate, though. Last year's range: 856 (CHW)  641 (PIT) = 215 runs. So here's our chart: Offense: 1.3 runs/game Pitching: 1.1 runs/game Fielding: .4 runs/game That's interesting  defense combined gives a range basically equal to the offense range  which show a pretty even split between offense and defense. But similar to the whole gravitational mass doesn't HAVE to equal generic kinematic mass, even if offense is 50% of the game and defense is 50% of the game, these numbers didn't have to come out like they did. And because they came out this way, it doesn't mean hitting is 50% of the game. (And heck, the error bars on these calculations are huge.)
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