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Abstract #303573

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Activity Number: 147
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 8, 2005 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Sports
Abstract - #303573
Title: The Effects of Elevation on Slugging Percentage in Major League Baseball
Author(s): Jay Schaffer*+ and Erik Heiny
Companies: University of Northern Colorado and University of Northern Colorado
Address: Dept of ASRM, Greeley, CO, 80639, United States
Keywords: baseball ; elevation ; slugging percentage
Abstract:

We compiled statistics for the 2003 major league baseball season to analyze the effect of elevation on offensive production. We used an ANOVA model to identify that elevation had a significant effect on slugging percentage. Post hoc tests indicated that slugging percentage increases at higher elevations.


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