September 22, 2000 12:00 am
I just finished reading your article about
umpires and stolen-base percentage.
I just want to point out one factor that you did not
consider in your article which throws all your statistics out the
window. You did not mention whether they made the right call or not.
If Chuck Meriwether called out 41 of 55 base stealers and he was
correct on every one of them, then there is no bias. It would be
better for you to look at which umpires make the correct call as
opposed to those who don't get the call right as much.
Read the full article...