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The Psychology of the Strike Zone: How Umpires Affect On-Base Percentage

I have been a longstanding member and monetary contributor to Royals Review under a different username since 2006. I recently undertook a project at Missouri Western State University with a little help from the one, the only, RR’s own, Jeff Zimmerman. The project is a psychology-styled paper detailing how umpires affect on-base percentage that follows American Psychology Association (APA) format. It is quite long, but some of the length is due to the Reference and Tables sections. Regardless, I hope that typical RRers find most of the presented material interesting. I ask that the hardcore statisticians here verify that my data calculation methods are sound and that the average RRer provide as much criticism as possible as I work out any kinks before making an attempt at publication. Thank you for anytime spent reading this work and special thanks to Dr. Brian Cronk, professor and chair of MWSU’s Psychology Department, who sponsored this work and allowed a psychology project to focus on baseball. Here is the link.

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Students examining my work at Missouri Western State University's Multidisciplinary Research Day (12/06/12):

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Here I'm pictured explaining the results of the project to MWSU's Dr. Kelly Henry on Research Day (12/06/12):

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This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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