In the introduction, I went over what the heck this project is all about. In part one, I broke down all of the possibilities of the batter-influenced hit numbers. In part two, I went over the error and rare play numbers and found out that everything was pretty much the same. Now we can move […]

# Is a 14 better than a 9 — Finding Out the Monte Carlo Way (Part 2)

In the introduction, I went over what the heck this project is all about. In part one, I broke down all of the possibilities of the batter-influenced hit numbers. In this part, I examine the error and rare play numbers. When I was a wee lad, I was playing a game that involved the 1981 […]

# Is a 14 better than a 9 — Finding Out the Monte Carlo Way (Part 1)

In the introduction, I explained a set of tests I did to find out the true value of an APBA baseball card. This section will deal with the valuation of those numbers that the hitter controls to some extent: hits, walks and hit by pitch. The error and rare play numbers will be in a […]

# Is a 14 better than a 9 — Finding Out the Monte Carlo Way (Intro)

My APBA playing involves a solo league I put together 16 years ago. The premise is I make either 6, 8, 10 or 12 teams out of that major league season and play a 30 game schedule using the Master Game and the approximately one million innovations I’ve added through the years. So far I’ve […]

# Introduction

I’ve been playing APBA since I was 10. Over the years, I’ve noticed things that sometimes fall in the space of “do I ignore it and keep it real” or “do I take advantage of it and have it be a little odd.” Setting up your outfield based on the other team’s error numbers, playing […]