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MLB: Is This the Face of a Baseball Manager?

Landis MarksSenior Analyst IApril 1, 2008

Steve Wang is a baseball fan first and a doctor of statistical research second. His fascination with baseball lead him to the study of paleontology and evolutional biology.

Yeah, that is what I said.

I am always searching for ways that baseball reflects our culture. This guy quantifies it, by showing how it translates into the different faces of baseball managerial styles.

Faces are used as a cultural avatar.

The linked article outlines how baseball managers decision making processes can be represented by cartoon faces.

Wang use a mathematical representative process known as Chernoff faces.

Chernoff faces are a method of visualizing multi-dimensional data developed by a statistician named Herman…ah, well Herman something or other.


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