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Clutch Pitching in Baseball: Does It Exist?

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Title: Clutch Pitching in Baseball: Does It Exist?
Author: Ballenberg, Nat
Advisor: Ball, Richard J.
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Economics
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 410356 bytes
Issue Date: 2007
Honors: Department of Economics Prize Winning Thesis
Abstract: This paper explores the idea of clutch pitching in baseball. Using an expected wins model, a situational model, and a pennant race model, it delves into the ability for a pitcher to perform in clutch situations. This paper also includes a brief look at previous research for both clutch pitching and clutch hitting.
Subject: Pitching (Baseball)
Subject: Performance
Subject: Batting (Baseball)
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