The Impact of Temperature on Major League Baseball

Authors: Brandon Lee D. Koch and Anna K. Panorska

http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-13-00002.1

Discipline: Statistics

Hazard of Interest: Temperature

Methods: Wilcoxon rank-sum test, Binomial test

Key Research Issues: Does temperature influence baseball statistics?

Key Findings: The results of this study show that runs scored, batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and home runs significantly increase while walks significantly decrease in warm weather compared to cold weather.