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Lineup Analysis, Part 3: Adam Picks Up the Pieces?

Lineup Analysis, Part 3: Adam Picks Up the Pieces?

The aggregation of Part 1 and Part 2:
More Retrosheet stuff. This time, I looked at the number of times the lead-off batter got on in each game and tried to determine what effect, if any, that had on the production from the third and fourth batters.
For the purposes of this study, I defined “getting on base” as reaching via a walk or hit–something easily countable in a box score. I didn’t include any times that a hitter may have reached on a fielder’s choice, hit batsman, error, etc.
The stats for the full year:

#1 OB

#3-4 OB

#3-4 RBI

RPG

W

L

April

26

80

35

3.88

7

19

May

46

102

54

5.56

12

15

June

28

85

22

4.04

8

20

July

39

87

32

4.76

13

12

August

34

88

34

4.04

13

15

September

45

82

31

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