Questions about the methods of statistical analysis and resulting figures.

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If time expires does it still count against a down conversion rate?

Sorry for the bad title, didn't really know how to title it. If a team is 4-4 on 3rd down conversions, it is a 3rd down and time expires does that count against the conversion rate? Same for end of ...
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Batting average greater than on-base percentage

While watching a New York Mets game early this season, before one plate appearance the broadcast graphics displayed that catcher John Buck had a batting average (AVG) of .400 and an on-base percentage ...
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Are there sports in which game theory is explicitly used?

Game theory [interactive decision theory] is mainly used in economics, political science, and psychology, as well as logic and biology. I believe that I know that tennis serving and football ...
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What is the lowest number of hits to lead a team for a major league baseball season?

For a full major league baseball season, what player has led his team with the fewest number of hits? If the season did not have 162 games, what is the answer for 162 game seasons?
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10 wickets in an innings in international matches

I know that Jim Laker and Anil Kumble are the only 2 players who have record of 10 wickets in an innings in Test matches. My Question : Is there any bowler who has taken 10 wickets in an innings in ...
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Most number of goal in a match

At the 1932 summer Olympics, India defeated the USA with a score of 24-1. My question : Is this match the highest scoring match ever for all matches at International levels (no domestics)? Is there ...
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Do batting scores in abandoned matches still count for your career stats?

In the most recent T20I between England and New Zealand, only two balls were bowled before the match was called off. However, in that time, Lumb scored two runs, and then was caught behind. Does ...
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Best career record vs par

I read a USA Today article that talked about how Tiger Woods is nearly 2000 under par* for his career. I've tried searching, but how does this compare to others all-time? Obviously this is a rolling ...
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The 100 mph barrier

How many bowlers have broken the 100 mile an hour barrier when bowling in international cricket (ODI and Tests only)?
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Which is more likely to result in a goal: a penalty shot or a power play?

Statistically speaking, is a hockey team (in the NHL) more likely to score on a power play or with a penalty shot? Often times this is something I wonder when a player is tripped on a near breakaway ...
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When does a point count as a winner and when as unforced error?

The tennis statistics at the end of a set always show the number of winners and unforced errors of the players. But when does a point count as a winner and when as unforced error?
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Is it possible to get full data on every golf round played by pro? [closed]

For example, is there a place to find scores (total strokes + amount under or over par) for every round a golfer has played as part of a pro tournament?
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How the Net RunRate for each team is calculated in IPL?

A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the season, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the ...
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Infinite strike rate

Debut match of the player, he faces the last ball of the inning when his team requires 6 runs to win. He hits the last ball for a six, its called a no-ball by the umpire. What will be the strike rate ...
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Rules about the contribution in super over on statistics

Do the contribution of players in super over influence their statistics? The runs scored, wickets taken, catches, run-outs, stumping... in super over Will they be added to their career ...
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How are football players objectively rated?

Football (soccer) by comparison to many other sports has very little in the way of personal player statistics. This is particularly true for defenders, who don't even have the number of goals scored ...
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How many times have the team batting first declared innings and then lost the match by innings?

In the recently completed test match of Aus Vs India, Australia lost by an innings even after declaring their first innings. How many times have this happened in Test cricket? Are there any reference ...
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When did Hashim Amla get out for a duck in ODI?

I remember that Hashim Amla was leading the list of ODI batsmen, having played the most matches without a duck. But now, he is not in the list, ie, he got out for a duck (I think it is his only duck ...
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Ovechkin's +/- in his recent hat trick game

Alex Ovechkin had 3 goals and 1 assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. The Devils only scored 1 goal so I'd assume his minimum +/-, assuming he was on the ice when the Devils scored, ...
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What is the largest deficit overcome in a 6 nations match?

Team A is losing by X points. At the end of the game, either they draw or Team A wins. Which is the largest X?
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In ice hockey, how is plus/minus calculated?

In ice hockey, how is plus/minus calculated when it comes to individual player's stats. Also, on a broader scale, what does plus/minus mean exactly? Unsure if I'm being redundant here.
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How does Retired Hurt and Absent Hurt affect career average

If a batsman has retired hurt while batting, will this innings be added as an innings in his statistics (Does it affect his career batting average)? What about the innings count in the case of Absent ...
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Which indian bowler makes the best bowling economy record with highest wicket taking on debut?

In International Cricket Which indian bowler makes the best bowling economy record with highest wicket taking on debut and give the figures., Example Format : Overs-Runs-Wickets-Economy 10-10-5-2.3 ...
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What are the factors in voting someone into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

What are the determinant factors in voting someone into the Hall of Fame in baseball? Or any sport for that matter. Is it just statistics or is it more of what that player represented?
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Can sports newspaper clippings carry similiar value as sports cards?

I know sports cards can carry much value or little value depending on many variables (the player, year, stats, condition of card, etc). But can sports clippings from newspaper carry value other than ...
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What is the biggest sports stadium in the world?

Which sports stadium (meaning any building designed to host sporting events) in the world is the largest and who plays there? I guess I'm thinking the largest as in the amount of people it can hold ...
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Does the List-A matches include One day internationals

I saw the profiles of Sachin, Ponting, Pietersen and some other international players. All that stats shows that no. of their List-A matches are greater than no of their Odis,this only raised me the ...
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Tie breakers to decide league position in football (soccer)?

In the English Premier League, the league standing is decided using total points scored over the season, then goal difference and then goals scored - in that order. 1) Does anyone know what happens ...
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What percentage of football goals originate from corner kicks?

What are the odds that getting a corner kick result in a goal? Note, I am not asking the percentage of corner kicks that result in a goal. I am after stats from pro-level soccer, for example, the ...
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Career of a cricketer

I need to clarify some doubts about the career of a cricketer. If a player played for Under-19 international matches, will they be added in his ODI career? If a player played any domestic matches ...
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Most number of extra-time Goals

On 30-Oct-2012, Arsenal defeated Reading with an incredible score of 7-5. A more astonishing fact is that 4 goals were scored in Extra-time. Is this the record for the most number of goals in ...
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What percent of corner kicks turn into goals?

I have looked around for this statistic without luck. I just wondered what percentage of corner kicks actually result in a goal? Not necessarily straight in, but from the same passage of play. I have ...
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Alternate scoring categories for fantasy baseball

I'm currently playing in a standard 5x5 roto league where the scoring categories are: HR,RBI,Runs,Batting Average, Stolen Bases - Wins, Strikeouts, Saves, WHIP, ERA. We've used this system for about ...
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Double Minor Penalty Kill Counts as 1 or 2 Kills?

In NHL hockey when you receive a double minor penalty (4:00 penalty given for example high sticking leading to bleeding) does this count as 2 separate penalty kills if no goals are scored during the 4 ...
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Do basketball players tend to improve at shooting free-throws over the course of their career?

Today on Khan Academy there was a probability tutorial on how to figure out the likelihood of a given player making 10 consecutive free-throws. Apparently Lebron's career FT% is right around 75%. A ...
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Calculation of bowling strike rate

Batting strike rate is calculated as (No. of runs / No. of balls faced) * 100. How is bowling strike rate calculated?
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Who keeps the record of each international cricket match?

There are lot of websites (like ESPN or Yahoo) that mention the statistics and records of all the international / domestic cricket matches. But, is there any international reputed agency that keeps ...
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When is a sacrifice bunt a statistically “good” option?

In the past several years the sacrifice bunt has come under fire as a "waste of an at bat" and "lowering your chance to score." No one denies that outs are very valuable in baseball, but is it ever a ...
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How is WAR defined as a baseball statistic?

WAR (wins above replacement) is a statistic that is often used to describe the value of a baseball player's performance in a given year. How is this statistic determined? What are the differences ...