Wednesday, October 26, 2005

another World Series record fell last night

At 6'3" and 270lbs, Bobby Jenks has a Body Mass Index of 33.7, making him the largest pitcher ever to hit a batter in the World Series. His BMI is nearly 11% greater than the previous record holder, David Wells, although Wells' listing of 6'4" and 250lbs may be questionable.

Below are the averege BMIs of pitchers who hit batters in the World Series by decade (excluding this year). I'm sure the rise in the current decade is due to healthy eating and nutritional supplements. Right?

yearsavg BMI
1903-190924.81
1910-191924.56
1920-192924.95
1930-193924.81
1940-194925.05
1950-195924.99
1960-196925.36
1970-197924.59
1980-198925.12
1990-199925.05
2000-200426.36



(BMI = 703 * (weight in pounds)/(height in inches)^2)

2 Comments:

At 10/27/2005 02:06:00 AM, Blogger patrick said...

This site kept me highly entertained and informed this year. Thanks. Helluva season. Biggio finally took us to the Series.

Any thoughts on putting together a web page that will track his quest for 3,000 and the Hall of Fame?

 
At 10/27/2005 11:13:00 AM, Anonymous dm said...

Yup, it has been a great year, never mind the last four games. A great year for HBP and for all of the other minutiae that make up a baseball season. Looking forward to the continued quest for number 288. Gotta put that Hughie guy in his place once and for all. Seeya in the spring!

 

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