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Critical Faculties

Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest sluggers of all time *

(*Adjusting for home-field advantage, changing conditions of the game over time, and improvements in the talent poolbut not steroid use, which appears to have had little or no effect.)

In search of baseball’s all-time greatest hitters, a statistician may have stumbled onto something about the effects (or non-effects) of steroids

By Christopher Shea
April 10, 2005

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(Correction: Because of a reporting error, the name of Carl Yastrzemski was misspelled in a story about baseball sluggers in Sunday's Ideas section.) (Full article: 1497 words)

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