Nuts to Babe Ruth: A Retrospective

As a college freshman in 1991, my final paper of the term was to be a persuasive piece, advocating for one particular side.  The professor warned that she would be wary of any sports topics, however, looking to avoid turning the assignment into a “corner bar argument.”

Undeterred, I set out to prove that Ted Williams – not Babe Ruth – was the greatest hitter in the history of Major League Baseball.  Armed with statistics and supported by sabermetrics guru, Bill James, I did just that – at least for the one person who read my paper.

Cleaning recently, I actually came across the paper.  This was worth a B+ and some notations that this was a convincing way to support my claims: Nuts to Babe Ruth paper 5.3.91

What do you think?

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