Archive for date: April 8, 2007


April 8, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I didn’t have much time to work on my checkers program this weekend. Still, in the back of my head, I was troubled by something: the random game player that I wrote revealed that red was winning somewhere around 55% of the total games. That disturbed me a little: I didn’t expect the assymetry of […]

Was Hank Aaron really that good?

April 8, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

My son innocently asked “was Hank Aaron really that good?” while they were flashing stats showing how various active players might have a shot at Aaron’s home run record. I said “yes, he really was”, and then ran a quick database query that produced the following career numbers: Hank Aaron|116.863636363636 Stan Musial|104.556818181818 Willie Mays|103.397727272727 Ty […]