Peter Keating explains in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine, that MLB teams don't truly understand why pitchers get injured. What's important isn't the pitch count, it's the number of pitches thrown while fatigued.
In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating profiles Eric Van, the former sabermetrician for the Boston Red Sox, and other mathematical minds like him. Although MLB is more inclined toward numbers, the anti-geek culture hasn't changed.
In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating uses statistical analysis to determine the most dominant athletes and teams in each sport over the past 15 years, then compared the winners across sports to name the single best performer in the Mag's lifespan.