scatterplot

Average Size of Major League Baseball Players by Debut Decade (1870s – 2010s)

Average Size of Major League Baseball Players by Debut Decade
courtesy of Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)

(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)

Type of Graph: scatterplot

This graph was created by Bo McCready (@BoKnowsData)

Source and Paired Texts:

McCready, Bo. “Average Size of Major League Baseball Players” via Tableau

We Are Fanatics. “Baseball Players All Shapes and Sizes.” WeAreFanatics.com. Published September 10, 2018.

Petti, Bill. “The Changing Size of MLB Players (1870-2010).Beyond The Box Score: A Saber-Slanted Baseball Community. Published April 19, 2011.

McLennan, Jim. “Baseball Players: Does Size Matter?AZ Snake Pit: Saber Baseball Community. Published July 5, 2010.

Silver, Nate. “Lies, Damned Lies: Does Size Matter?Baseball Prospectus. Published April 27, 2005.

Potential Math Content: scatterplots, bivariate data, relationship between x-axis and y-axis, line of best fit, units and labels, mathematical argumentation

Potential Content Connections: sports, baseball, health

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