Baseball, Optimization, and the World Wide Web

  title={Baseball, Optimization, and the World Wide Web},
  author={Ilan Adler and Alan L. Erera and Dorit S. Hochbaum and Eli V. Olinick},
The competition for baseball playoff spots—the fabled pennant race—is one of the most closely watched American sports traditions. While playoff race statistics such as games back and magic number are informative, they are overly conservative and do not account for the remaining schedule of games. Using optimization techniques, one can model schedule effects explicitly and determine precisely when a team has secured a playoff spot or has been eliminated from contention. The RIOT Baseball Playoff… CONTINUE READING


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