Thursday, August 21, 2008

In the Bradman class

GH Hardy knew what he was talking about. In the Freakonomics blog, Justine Wolfers plots a histogram of the career averages among the top 100 batsmen (among those who have played at least 20 innings).

He was inspired by this chart in the New York Times, showing Usain Bolt's new 200-meter record, relative to the 250 greatest 200-meter sprints ever. Bolt is the extreme outlier to the left.

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