Baseball players with the initial “K” do not strike out more often

  title={Baseball players with the initial “K” do not strike out more often},
  author={Bruce D. McCullough and Thomas P. McWilliams},
  journal={Journal of Applied Statistics},
  pages={881 - 891}
It has been claimed that baseball players whose first or last name begins with the letter K have a tendency to strike out more than players whose initials do not contain the letter K. This “result” was achieved by a naive application of statistical methods. We show that this result is a spurious statistical artifact that can be reversed by the use of only slightly less naive statistical methods. We also show that other letters have larger and/or more significant effects than the letter K… 
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