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Author:Craig Robinson
Description: "A love of baseball plus a love of visual representations equals Flip Flop Fly Ball." Robinson's infographics include Diamonds in Manhattan, a map of every baseball or softball diamond on the island of Manhattan; Baserunning, which puts into perspective the distance covered by all base runners during one Major League Baseball (MLB) season; 716,083 Pitches, which shows, as one continuous line, the distance covered by an entire season's worth of pitches; Ballpark Orientation, a schematic of the cardinal direction batters face in each professional baseball stadium; 1998 Home Run Chase, a line plot showing a day-by-day look at the home runs hit by Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Ken Griffey, Jr.; Interleague Play, a bar graph that reveals which league benefits the most; Team Names, an etymological Venn diagram; Biggest Payroll, which correlates on-field success and team salary totals; Celebrating at Home, an infographic that counts how often teams have clinched the World Series in front of their own fans; Born in the U.S.A., which charts the birthplace of every major leaguer from 1871 to 2009; Retired Numbers, a histogram of every jersey number retired in the majors; schedules of various Kansas City franchises through the years, which illustrate how much traveling a team has had to do in 1886, 1959, and 2009; and Stolen Bases, which answers the tongue-in-cheek question, "If bases were really stolen, how much money would MLB teams be losing?"

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Recreations
Math Topics: Communicating Math, Graphing of Data, Sports

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