Comments on: Card of the Week: 1968 Topps #287 White Sox Rookie Stars http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Baseball-Reference Blog » Blog Archive » Notes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462/comment-page-1#comment-11358 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:49:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4462#comment-11358 [...] card and some stats about the player(s) on the card. So far there have been two installments: 1968 Topps White Sox Rookie Stars and 1981 Fleer Lonnie [...]

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By: JDV http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462/comment-page-1#comment-11314 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:11:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4462#comment-11314 I remember both Aberbanel and Carlos...but only from that '68 card, my first year collecting. It's amazing how familiar a baseball card can still be after not seeing it for over 40 years, but there are explanations. One, when a kid's collection grows by only one pack per week -- as was the case -- there was time to study and memorize everything on every card. Two, the 6-year-old mind is a sponge. Three, the entire output for the hobby was that single 598-card set...and a few game cards. Thanks for the memory.

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By: tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462/comment-page-1#comment-11312 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 19:21:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4462#comment-11312 You gotta love the 1979 Mets. John Pacella has the second most Non-extra base hit starts at the beginning of his career (5). But still manages less than 4 innings per start, 4.58 ERA and 0-2 record.

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By: Tomepp http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462/comment-page-1#comment-11308 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:20:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4462#comment-11308 Hi Whiz:

As a math teacher, I am aware of the gamma function and its correllation to factorials (though technically, the factorial function is defined only over the positive integers). My comment was meant as a joke - though I'm always pleased when I get an even more "mathy" response to a geeky comment!

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By: Whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462/comment-page-1#comment-11299 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 03:55:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4462#comment-11299 Tomepp, factorials of fractional numbers are known as the gamma function -- or more precisely, the gamma function is a continuous function whose integer values happen to be factorials: n! = Gamma(n+1). For n=0.86 the result is about 0.95 (not that different!).

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By: Mr. Dave http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462/comment-page-1#comment-11287 Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:48:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4462#comment-11287 The shadows were probably due to Topps taking their photographs outside during spring training. Majority of the shadow on the faces of the players correlate with the hat, and would be contingent on the location of the sun at the time of the photograph.

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By: Tomepp http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462/comment-page-1#comment-11281 Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:14:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4462#comment-11281 Perhaps Topps is claiming that Carlos' ERA was 0.86 factorial, though I'm not sure how you interperet factorials for fractional numbers...

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By: Chuck http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462/comment-page-1#comment-11272 Mon, 15 Feb 2010 03:48:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4462#comment-11272 Cisco Carlos currently lives in Phoenix where he owns a successful kitchen and bath home remodeling company and can be found frequently working instructional camps with the Arizona Major League Alumni. He's a real nice guy.

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By: salvo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462/comment-page-1#comment-11265 Sun, 14 Feb 2010 22:33:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4462#comment-11265 How come Pacella and Spooner don't show up on the second list, but Felix does?

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By: cubbies http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4462/comment-page-1#comment-11258 Sun, 14 Feb 2010 17:25:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4462#comment-11258 whats that link in russian????
otherwize, is a great post, and i never realized until you said it that exclamation points are rarely seen in baseball cards. now that i think abuout it, i realize how true it is.

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