When “where” is more important than “when”: Birthplace and birthdate effects on the achievement of sporting expertise

  title={When “where” is more important than “when”: Birthplace and birthdate effects on the achievement of sporting expertise},
  author={Jean C{\^o}t{\'e} and Dany J. MacDonald and Joseph Baker and Bruce Abernethy},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={1065 - 1073}
Abstract In this study, we assessed whether contextual factors related to where or when an athlete is born influence their likelihood of playing professional sport. The birthplace and birth month of all American players in the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and Professional Golfer's Association, and all Canadian players in the National Hockey League were collected from official websites. Monte Carlo simulations were used to verify if the… 

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