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April 10, 2016
0.98 ERA in 43 innings 77 Strikeouts 9 Walks .154 Opponents' batting average, with 23 hits allowed
NEWS
January 4, 1986
Are there actually seven million Americans unemployed? Did Americans really produce $3.6 trillion worth of goods and services last year? How did someone calculate that 9.8 million automobiles were sold in the United States in 1985? And how much more was spent on new plants and equipment in 1985 compared to 1984? Each of those statistics, however, is critical to policy making and planning. Statistics are an integral part of every aspect of American life. They not only measure what has been accomplished, they also are the foundation upon which much planning for the future is based.
NEWS
October 11, 1987 | By Meryll Hansen, Special to The Inquirer
The East Goshen Planning Commission is considering how best to update the township's vital statistics and whether to regulate the use of satellite dishes. In response to a request from the Board of Supervisors, the commission will be updating statistics and looking at long-range goals for the township. Among those statistics are the number of acres developed, the number undeveloped, the township population, the number of residences and traffic statistics. But Janet Emanuel, who chairs the commission, said she doubted the update was necessary.
SPORTS
June 9, 2011
Some of the leading batters in Southeastern Pennsylvania baseball, as reported to The Inquirer. Statistics are through Monday. Hitting Minimum of 50 at-bats. Player   School   AB   R   H   RBI   Avg.     Kyle McCrossen   Archbishop Wood   62   28   39   33   .629    Mike Zolk   Neumann-Goretti   80   36   50   38   .625    Mark Gervasi   Central   54   29   30   24   .556    Kevin Jewitt   West Chester Rustin   79   27   39   28   .549    Sam Lis   Central Bucks West   51   18   22   8   .547    Mike Cavallaro   Central   51   25   27   19   .529    Matt Hanson   Central Bucks West   52   13   20   9   .516    Matt Wagner   Conwell-Egan   51   19   26   22   .510    Norm Donkin   Ridley   59   19   30   19   .508    Jake Poeske   Central Bucks West   51   11   21   14   .508    Jimmy Kerrigan   Neumann-Goretti   64   24   32   28   .500    Tim Lazor   Holy Ghost Prep   60   23   30   24   .500    Joey Casselbury   Methacton   89   15   44   30   .494    Dylan Glassmire   Central Bucks South   65   15   32   27   .492    J.T. Crits   Wissahickon   56   13   27   19   .482   ...
NEWS
July 8, 2001 | By Thomas Ginsberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, a provocative study made headlines nationwide: Legalization of abortions in the 1970s had reduced crime rates in the 1990s. Two months ago, a little-publicized study reached the opposite conclusion: Legalized abortion actually raised the adult murder rate in the 1990s. Statistics, it seems, rarely have been more ubiquitous in public discourse, nor more questionable and confusing. Whether it's unborn criminals, census undercounts, or divorce rates, the American public and news media have been getting hard lessons lately in "numeracy" - literacy in numbers.
SPORTS
May 26, 2012
Player G   FG-A   FG%   FT-A   FT%   OR   DR   TR   A   TO   Avg.    Holiday . . . 12   69-162   .426   35-41   .854   17   41   58   58   22   15.9    Iguodala . . . 12   53-140   .379   28-48   .583   15   55   70   45   16   12.5    Williams . . . 12   48-133   .361   38-49   .776   3   21   24   38   16   11.8    ...
SPORTS
June 2, 1987 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
To truly appreciate this great, complicated sport of baseball, it isn't enough just to understand the nuances of the hit-and-run and stuff like that. Nah, everyone knows that what you really need is a doctorate in mathematics. Aw, OK, we'll accept a master's maybe, but it had better be from a heck of a school. Well, whatever, the degree isn't the big thing here. The big thing is that, if you want to qualify as an authoritative baseball expert, you have to be able to spout as many essential-type baseball statistics per second as possible.
SPORTS
May 10, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Biddle's Statistics Wins Losses ERA Strikeouts Walks 2 2 2.70 45 18 Strikeouts per nine innings: 11
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May 25, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
DETROIT - The Phillies constructed their team last winter with a premium on defense. Manager Pete Mackanin focused the majority of his first spring training on drills that instructed fielding fundamentals. The results through the season's first seven weeks are starting to show. The Phillies entered Monday with the second-lowest number of defensive giveaways, a statistic created by baseball scouting service Inside Edge. The metric combines a team's errors, poor plays that are not ruled errors, fielder's choices that do not result in outs, and passed balls.
SPORTS
April 10, 2016
0.98 ERA in 43 innings 77 Strikeouts 9 Walks .154 Opponents' batting average, with 23 hits allowed
NEWS
June 25, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harvey Pollack, a statistical savant whose highlight in a lifetime of compiling and inventing complex sports data came one night in 1962 when he hurriedly scrawled a simple round number on a piece of paper, died Tuesday at age 93. The longest-tenured employee in the NBA, having worked for the 76ers and Warriors since the league's founding in 1946, Mr. Pollack had been hospitalized since January when he was injured in a Center City car accident....
NEWS
May 18, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
The first caucuses and primaries of the 2016 presidential election are nine months away, and some of the Republican Party's top contenders haven't even declared their candidacies. Yet a flurry of national and state polls already is taking the pulse of the electorate. Horse-race figures - which dominate the headlines and show who's leading the pack - capture only a snapshot in time and cannot reliably predict who will win the nomination, pollsters say. But early polling data do offer some clues into how the race could evolve, showing where some candidates might build on a base of support and where others need to improve.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
BIGGIE SMALLS' "Ready to Die" was playing on the radio of a 1987 Buick somewhere in the woods of Delaware County when N.A. Poe did it for the first time. Chris Goldstein was at a Quaker youth retreat in Cape May when he did it for the first time on the beach. Nearly two decades after both men first smoked pot, they planted the seeds for decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana here in Philadelphia. The buddies found fertile ground in then-Councilman Jim Kenney, and with him on board as their "stallion," the city passed an ordinance decriminalizing up to 30 grams, or about an ounce, of weed.
NEWS
December 18, 2014
GUN-CONTROL zealots like Helen Ubiñas don't miss a beat when it comes to exploiting tragedy. Here's a more accurate breakdown: Of the 30,000 "deaths by gun," more than two-thirds are suicides. Not much we can do about this; if guns had any link to suicide rates, Japan would have the lowest suicide rate in the world instead of one of the highest. Of the 10,000 or so homicides by gun, the vast majority are criminal-on-criminal or likely self-defense homicides. Studies have shown consistently that at least three-fourths of homicide victims (regardless of weapon)
SPORTS
December 1, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Baseball was the subject of a graphically rich ESPN SportsCenter segment last week, but it might easily have been physics. In a detailed dissection of Lorenzo Cain's best catches, the network employed such metrics as foot speed, ball acceleration, and the gradated circumferences of the area the Kansas City star and other outfielders could reasonably be expected to cover. Days later, the New York Times sports section included one story reimagining the arcane mathematical formula that gauges quarterback performance, another scrutinizing the economic and educational demographics of the most football-crazed states, and a third examining the statistics-based rationale behind the Patriots' penchant for deferring possession after successful coin tosses.
SPORTS
January 2, 2014
Thanks to goalie Steve Mason, the Flyers have improved in shootouts this season. Here are Mason's shootout numbers, compared with Ilya Bryzgalov's in his two years with the Flyers.                            Rec.   Shots GA Save % Steve Mason (2013-14)       3-3    20       6       .700 Ilya Bryzgalov (2011-13)      4-7    34        18    .471 Shooters' statistics The Flyers' statistics this season: Shots Goals Shooting % Claude Giroux.
NEWS
September 28, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas and Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writers
  WASHINGTON - With the National Press Club as their bully pulpit, Mayor Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu used the occasion Thursday to bring a national focus on the epidemic of urban violence. Their joint, nearly hour-long address pulled at heartstrings, put murder statistics into graphic perspectives to challenge the federal government, churches, and nonprofits to invest more to stop the thousands of murders that plague America each year. "Where is our 'red line' on violence in America?"
NEWS
August 25, 2013
State's engine needs SEPTA The point of a letter from State Rep. Brad Roae (R., Crawford) appears to be that mass-transit agencies such as SEPTA should increase their fares to reduce their government subsidies ("New SEPTA fares still too low," July 29). Roae clearly doesn't understand the role SEPTA plays in allowing Southeastern Pennsylvania to function as the economic engine of the state. Without SEPTA, that engine won't run. There are not enough roads to handle the traffic and no place to put new ones.
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