Offensive performance, omitted variables, and the value of speed in baseball

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This paper critiques from an economic perspective published results on the value of base stealing in baseball. Augmenting previous specifications for the “production function” for runs parallels the control—a simulation study imposed on teams' overall footspeed, recovering economically sensible results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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