Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Another example on how to visualize data...

Being a Boston Red Sox fan and always looking for new and intersting ways to visualize data, I found this tool on very interesting. It tracks Manny Ramirez's 496 career home runs and provides different ways to visualize what could be some pretty boring data if presented in a typical grid (see the HR information grid at the bottom). As a baseball fan, it is interesting to see the distances and ball parks where he has hit his homeruns. As a opposing manager, the Pitch count graphic would certainly be a tool to use when facing Manny. Certainly this only scratches the surface on the different ways that baseball measures performance (see Bill James and sabremetrics).

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