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Questions about the methods of statistical analysis and resulting figures.

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How many players have been out on 99 run in their international cricket match debut?

Many players have been out on 99 over the years in international cricket match but the question is how many of those player became out in their debut match? This Link of crickinfo shows many ...
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How many times International cricket match were won after needing 6 runs in 1 ball?

Over the years, there have been instances when batsmen have hit a six off the final ball of the match to win a game when they needed 4, 5 runs in a last ball. Shivnarine Chanderpaul carried West ...
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Is there a more complete baseball Leverage table?

I am interested in doing some baseball analysis with Leverage. I found Tom Tango's Leverage table from The Book as well as Baseball-Reference's data pages (e.g., this pitching page). However I ...
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What is a “win in last at-bat”?

On a baseball broadcast tonight, the team statistic "wins in last at-bat" came up. What's the definition of this term? The announcer was careful to point out that such a win "doesn't have to be a ...
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What is the MLB record for most errors by one team in one season during the modern era?

What is the MLB record for most errors by one team in one season during the modern era?
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How can a baseball player's average per pitch be much lower than his overall average on Fangraph?

I'm trying to figure out fangraph.com's heat maps. For example, Mike Trout's Average per Pitch looks like this: (link)Heat Map (AVG/P) Apparently the best he hits against pitches in any given ...
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Most first class century in cricket? [closed]

Which batsman has scored most first class century in history of cricket?
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How can I determine the dates on which separate baseball teams had the same result?

For my interest, I would like to know how many times the Rockies, Angels, and Yankees won on the same day in 2017. Can you tell me how to do this?
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How often do 0-0 scores at the completion of regulation occur in major sports?

Have been watching hockey a bit more recently and tonight's game didn't have a lot of scoring early on. That got me wondering how often the dreaded 0-0 scoreline comes up in different sports (...
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Second leg home advantage

In football during two-legged ties there exists a phenomenon called "second leg home advantage". Many managers, players and commentators believe that if the second match of a tie is played on one team'...
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What decides if a faceoff is Won or Lost?

How is a Faceoff decided as a won faceoff, or a lost faceoff? Is it all which center get the puck where he wants, or is it decided by another factor?
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For a goal while there's a change of players, who gets the +1/-1?

In hockey, there is a stat where players get +1 when their team scores while they are on the ice, and -1 when the opposite team scores when they are on the ice. (Cant remember the exact name of the ...
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Stats of Twelfth man if he involved in Caught/Run-outs

Twelfth man fields when a member of the fielding side is injured. There are so many instances where this Player involve in Caught/Run-outs. Whether this stats count as his career stat 'or' the Player,...
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Shot on target with deflection - a goal or an own goal

It's generally accepted that if a shot was on target but then deflected from another team's player and went in, then the goal is not considered as an own goal. "Generally accepted", because there are ...
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How are curling percentage determined by each shot?

This is the scoreboard for the gold medal final for 2017 Tim Hortons Brier. It is possible to see the percentage (PCT) for each curler for this match. This percentage coming from every single shot, ...
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Most Trophies won by a Player in T20 leagues

There are so many T20 leagues played all over the World. Many T20 specialist Players like Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Russel, Thisara Perera, etc play almost many of them. Which player has a record of ...
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How often does pulling the goalie work?

In ice hockey, when a team is losing by one goal in the waning minutes, the goalie is often replaced by another player, giving more offense, but creating the risk of an empty-net goal. How often do ...
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Has W.A.R. been used in this fashion?

Whether justifiably or not, in modern baseball conversations, W.A.R. (wins above replacement) has become the goto statistic to qualify who's the best in the game. My question is, can it be applied ...
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What Champions League winners had the largest and smallest overall margins during the tournament?

I came across this TalkSports article about undeserving champions. But it got me wondering about a couple other ways of looking at it: The greatest/smallest goal differential (per game) through the ...
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What is the valuation between different starting positions in auto racing?

I see this question broadly discusses the worth of Pole position in NASCAR, but I wondered if any more of a full mathematical analysis had been performed to determine the "marginal gain" of each ...
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How to calculate IAAF points?

The ways to translate results into IAAF points are published in form of huge tables. I am working on a statistics system and need to calculate these points. Retyping all of the tables seems a bit much ...
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Most numbers on back worn by a Player [closed]

In almost all sports, Players wore jersey with numbers on back. It's helpful for the commentators, scorekeepers, statisticians, umpires and fans to know about exact player. Some of the Players believe ...
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Have two players ever played twice on the same tournament in tennis?

It sounds impossible, but I just noticed a very weird fact that caught my eye and interest. Tomorrow (13th February) starts the main draw of ATP 500 Abn Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. ...
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Percentage breakdown of categories of doubles in NBA

A double consists of a player accumulating double digit number in one of the following categories per game: points, assists, rebounds, steals, and blocked shots. Achieving 2, 3, 4, or 5 doubles in a ...
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What are the statistics about follow-ons not enforced in tests?

In tests, a team can enforce follow-on if they must have a minimum lead of 200 runs after the second innings. However, often the leading team will decide not to enforce follow-on and go on to bat in ...
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What did a “utility player” become after Moneyball?

Background: I heard a manager refer to an employee as a "utility player" in the pre-moneyball sense. That means that the employee "[has] a wide breadth of skills and can work across many org's ...
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In which late-stage Grand Slam tennis matches has a single player won 200+ points?

Which Grand Slam matches, in the Round of 16 or later, have had 200 or more points won by a single player? Two known examples are Djokovic v. Wawrinka at Australian Open 2013: 209-200 Federer v. ...
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Is the receiving team more likely to win a overtime?

As I learned, one part of the overtime rules is: If the receiving team scores a touchdown on the first drive, said team will win. It sounds unfair to me, as it's likely that both teams could do ...
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Worst first serve percentage in a match during a grand slam

Is there a record of who has had the worst first serve percentage during a singles match in a grand slam event? This question includes both men's and women's games.
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What happens to runs scored when an umpire's decision is overturned by DRS?

In many cricket matches, the decisions taken by the on field umpires get overturned especially in case of LBW dismissals, using the DRS system. What happens if the batsman scored a run off that ball ...
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What is the average height in the NBA?

Personally, I'm curious what the mean, median, and mode average heights are in the NBA. From what I can find it looks like the mean average is about 6'7”, but I can't find any trace of median or mode ...
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Own Goal adds to Career Stats? [closed]

I love watching football. I have an interesting doubt. Did the Own Goal(OG) scored by the player(obviously by mistake) adds to his career stats? OR Its ignored?
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What's the rarest event in professional baseball?

What is the rarest feat in professional baseball? Unassisted triple play? Pitching a perfect game? Pitching more than 9 innings, perfect game? Using a statistic or terminology that can be ...
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What determines the kick receiver's location when he catches the kick?

In calculating the distance covered by a kick returner, how is his starting location determined? I believe that it should be the location of his rearmost foot at the time he catches the ball. I have ...
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Is an NHL defender credited with a block if the puck still enters the goal?

If the puck hits a defender, but the puck proceeds to enter the goal they are defending anyway, is that defender still credited with a block (against that shot)?
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If you capture sports data by yourself, is it legal to publish it and use commercialy?

Let's suppose I capture some sports statistics - for example, all made shots for players on a team in the NBA. Can I publish that data and maybe use it commercially later?
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How skillful are major polls at predicting the winner of sports, particularly college football?

And how does this skill vary during the season? For decades we've heard the presentation that polls are biased, especially in preseason, and lazily voted on. Does empirical data generally bear this ...
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What does the third number in a NFL team's record stand for?

What does the third number in a NFL team's record stand for?
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What is a single powerplay in ice hockey? [duplicate]

This is a question only about the statistical representation of power plays. When looking at team statistics (example), there are numbers that describe teams efficiency in power plays and penalty ...
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Does the pressure of the crowd make a difference on free throw percentages?

Whenever I watch a basketball match I see how the audience tries hard to distract an opponent player who is going to attempt a free throw shot: I assume this can be decomposed in multiple statistics, ...
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Does it count as an at bat with RISP if a runner steals second?

This question is about the specific definition of the baseball statistic AVG w/ RISP. Suppose there is a runner on first with no outs. When the count is 2-2, the runner successfully steals second base ...
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How many times has a cricket player got ten wickets and a fifty in a test match?

After seeing this video I wondered: how many times has a bowler scored fifty runs and also had a ten-wicket haul in the same test match?
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Is a squeeze bunt with a runner on third and one out a good play?

In Game 5 of the 2016 NLDS between the Dodgers and the Nationals, the Nationals on three occasions had a runner on third with one out (the third, fourth and seventh innings). Do any of the generally ...
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Interpretation for sequence of slugging percentages

This is really more of a mathematical question with a baseball application, but it seems more appropriate to ask it here. Because slugging percentage is defined as total bases divided by at bats, it ...
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Is there a stat or resource that tracks series-wins in MLB?

Major League Baseball could obviously never have a team go undefeated (actually, I found out it did happen in 1869, so from now on let's just go with the live-ball era forward) because of the large ...
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Zero-pitch save

It occasionally happens that a pitcher will earn a save by throwing one pitch. For example, he is brought in with two outs in the ninth and a two-run lead, and his first pitch is popped up. In ...
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Appeal play after a pitching change

Is it possible to appeal a tag-up play at a base after a pitching change? If so, how does it affect the pitchers' statistics? For a concrete example, suppose P1 is pitching, runner R3 at third, one ...
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MLB: Home Run + Stolen Base in back to back games

On September 6, 2016 Jose Reyes hit a home run and stole a base in the same game. The next day (September 7, 2016) he repeated the feat. How many times has this been accomplished in the past, by ...
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Earned v. Unearned Run Following an Error (Dropped Foul Ball)

Suppose that Paul the pitcher begins an inning by striking out Adam, and then he walks Billy. The next batter is Charlie, who hits a foul ball that the first baseman drops. Subsequently, he is charged ...
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Blown save when starter is ineligible for a win

I'm parsing some baseball data, so I need to be able to appropriately award saves, blown saves, holds, etc. In doing so, I came across some examples that I'm unsure how to handle. Example 1: Suppose ...

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