Learner-Shaped Technology

June 19, 2008

Keeping Score

Filed under: baseball,data visualization,general — Mike W @ 11:40 pm

I remember my uncle Paul and dad teaching me to keep score as a kid. Somewhere I still have a score card from a Reds game I attended with my dad. Pete Rose was deep into his pursuit of Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak and kept that streak alive that night. Tonight I passed along the tradition to my daughters who seemed to enjoy it, as long as we switched each inning. As you can see, the Greenville Drive turned up the heat late in the game for a great comeback. This seems like a classic example of information visualization in action.  You can see the offensive flow of the game (for the home team, anyway) pretty quickly.  Yes, Field of Dreams is one of my favorite movies. Same with Bull Durham.

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