Tracking Manny Ramirez’s Hunt for 500 Homers

May 16, 2008

The Boston Globe lets readers explore home run data for the Boston Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez. The data is quite detailed and the graphic lets your split the data in several directions. Look at homers by ballpark, who was pitching, the pitch count, when Ramirez homered, and where the ball landed. Baseball fans will really appreciate this interactive graphic and non-baseball fans will probably find it interesting too.

5 Comments

  • That’s cool. An interesting front end to a database. I had to force myself to stop exploring.

    It would be interesting to be able to browse to home runs by inning, by score, by whether his team eventually won the game. It would also be fun to find multiple home run performances, or which teammates and he have hit homer in the same game most frequently, and if I explored further I’d find more interesting cross sections of the data.

  • That’s cool. An interesting front end to a database. I had to force myself to stop exploring.

    It would be interesting to be able to browse to home runs by inning, by score, by whether his team eventually won the game. It would also be fun to find multiple home run performances, or which teammates and he have hit homer in the same game most frequently, and if I explored further I’d find more interesting cross sections of the data.

  • Ditto Jon’s comments – this is a great visualization. And being a Sox fan it’s that much more cool, or should I say, wicked cool!

    If you click on a year, the timline zooms in and you can see multiple HR days by looking for the larger bubbles. I love to see 2 in one day off Mike Mussina on 4/17/08!

    What’s also neat is when you click on a stadium, the balls fly from home plate to where they landed. Nice simulation!

    79 first pitch HRs – Jeez

    Very nicely done by the Boston Globe

  • Nah, it’s wicked awesome!

  • @Tony: ah, i didn’t even notice that you can zoom in on the timeline. makes it that much better. slightly better than the usual spreadsheet of digits.

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