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A closer look at the Yankee Clipper's 56-game feat.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers, and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Jim Albert is a Statistics professor in Ohio. Since he grew up in Philadelphia, he's faithfully followed the Phillies (even this season). He wrote a book, Curve Ball, with Jay Bennett explaining statistical thinking in baseball and has written an introductory statistics text based on baseball. Currently, he is the editor of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis of Sports, which publishes papers describing statistical studies addressing questions in a wide variety of sports.

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