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Move Over, Roger Maris: Breaking Baseball's Most Famous Record

Move Over, Roger Maris: Breaking Baseball's Most Famous Record

The dataset presented in this article, created by Jeffrey S. Simonoff of New York University, refers to game-by-game information for Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa during summer of 1998. Roger Maris's long time Major League Baseball home run record was broken during this time frame. This data can be used to demonstrate graphical displays, categorical data analysis, analysis of variance, logistic regression, and smoothing methods for Poisson and binomial data. This is a great activity for a sports fan wanting to learn more about the statistics attached to his or her favorite sport.

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