2013 Ballhawking Season-End Review

Every year I do a statistical recap of my season from a Ballhawking perspective. Here is my version for the 2013 season. As always with these entries, feel free to leave any statistics you think I should include in the comments of the entry. But without further ado, here are the 2013 numbers:

Baseballs (B): 317 (5th on MGB(MyGameBalls.com))

Games (G): 64 (T-7th on MGB)

Balls Per Game (BPG): 4.95 (13th on MGB.)

Double-Digit Games (G10+): 6 (T-5th on MGB)

Game Balls (GB): 2 (T-28th on MGB)

Hit Balls (HB): 77

Hit Balls Per Game (HPG): 1.20

Balls Caught On The Fly (COF): 44

Balls Caught On Fly Per Game (CPG): 0.69

Thrown Balls (TB): 222

Thrown Balls Per Game (TPG): 3.47

Easter Eggs (EE): 8

Easter Eggs Per Game (EPG): 0.13

Cup Trick Balls (CT): 10

Cup Trick Balls Per Game (CtPG): 0.16

Balls During The Game: 12

Balls After The Game: 34

Average Competition Factor (ACF): 141,518 (14th on MGB)

High: 11 (T-11th on MGB)

And here are my 2012 numbers along with my 2013 number and percentage increase or decrease in that statistical category in 2013 in the parentheses:

Baseballs (B): 223 (317; +42.2%)

Games (G): 53 (64; +20.8%)

Balls Per Game (BPG): 4.21 (4.95; +17.6%)

Double-Digit Games (G10+): 1 (6; +500%)

Game Balls (GB): 3 (2; -33%)

Hit Balls (HB): 94 (77; -18.1%)

Hit Balls Per Game (HPG): 1.77 (1.20; -32.2%)

Balls Caught On The Fly (COF): 41 (44; +7.3%)

Balls Caught On Fly Per Game (CPG): 0.77 (0.69; -10.4%)

Thrown Balls (TB): 119 (222; +86.6%)

Thrown Balls Per Game (TPG): 2.25 (3.47; +54.2%)

Easter Eggs (EE): 7 (8; +14.3%)

Easter Eggs Per Game (EPG): 0.13 (0.13; 0%)

Glove Trick Balls (GT): 3 (10; +233.3%)

Glove Trick Balls Per Game (GPG): 0.06 (0.16; +166.7%)

Balls During The Game: 5 (12; +140%)

Balls After The Game: 16 (34; +112.5%)

Average Competition Factor (ACF): 143,718 (141,518; -1.5%)

High: 11 (11; 0%)

Overall Snag Tracker:

2013 Snag Tracker

Stats Broken Down By Month:

April-

B: 44

G: 9

HB: 5

COF: 1

TB: 38

EE: 1

BPG: 4.89

HPG: 0.56

CPG: 0.11

TPG: 4.22

High: 9

ACF: 126,202

May-

B: 45

G: 13

HB: 5

COF: 4

TB: 40

BPG: 3.46

HPG: 0.38

CPG: 0.31

TPG: 3.08

High: 10

ACF: 98,174

June-

B: 42

G: 10

HB: 13

COF: 4

TB: 26

EE: 3

BPG: 4.20

HPG: 1.30

CPG: 0.4

TPG: 2.60

EPG: 0.30

High: 8

ACF: 135,806

July-

B: 19

G: 6

HB: 6

TB: 10

EE: 1

CT: 2

BPG: 3.17

HPG: 1.00

TPG: 1.67

EPG: 0.17

CtPG: 0.33

High:  5

ACF: 97,482

August-

B: 83

G: 14

HB: 23

COF: 7

TB: 51

EE: 1

CT: 8

BPG: 5.93

HPG: 1.64

CPG: 0.50

TPG: 3.64

EPG: 0.07

CtPG: 0.57

High: 11

ACF: 177,782

September-

B: 84

G: 12

HB: 20

COF: 5

TB: 56

EE: 1

BPG: 7.00

HPG: 1.67

CPG: 0.42

TPG: 4.67

EPG: 0.08

High: 11

ACF: 184,181

GB: 2

Balls broken down by Stadium:

Target Field-

B: 146 (1)

G: 24 (1)

HB: 32 (1)

COF: 3 (T-1)

TB: 112 (1)

EE: 2 (T-1)

BPG: 6.08 (2)

HPG: 1.33

CPG: 0.13

TPG: 4.67

High: 11

ACF: 160,774

GB: 2

Snag Trackers:

2013 TF1 2013 TF2

Snag Trackers for just hit baseballs:

2013 TFHB1 2013 TFHB2

Snag Trackers for just thrown baseballs:

2013 TFTB1 2013TFTB2

Nationals Park-

B: 68 (2)

G: 14

HB: 19

COF: 8

TB: 43

EE: 2

CT: 4

BPG: 4.86

HPG: 1.36

CPG: 0.57

TPG: 3.07

High: 11

ACF: 161,217

Snag Trackers for Nationals Park:

2013 NP1 2013 NP2

Snag Trackers for hit baseballs:

2013 NPHB1 2013 NPHB2

Snag Trackers for thrown baseballs:

2013 NPTB1 2013 NPTB2

Oriole Park at Camden Yards-

B: 65 (5)

G: 15

HB: 15

COF: 5

TB: 42

EE: 3

CT: 5

BPG: 4.33

HPG: 1.00

CPG: 0.33

TPG: 2.80

High: 10

ACF: 115,365

Snag Trackers:

2013 OPACY1 2013 OPACY2

Snag Tracker for hit baseballs:

2013 OPACY HB1 2013 OPACY HB2

Thrown baseballs snag tracker:

2013 OPACY TB1 2013 OPACY TB2

New Yankee Stadium-

B: 15 (5)

G: 3

HB: 9

COF: 1

TB: 5

EE: 1

BPG: 5.00

HPG: 3.00

CPG: 0.33

TPG: 1.67

High: 7

ACF: 185,052

Snag Trackers:

2013 NYS1 2013 NYS2

Hit baseball snag trackers:

2013 NYS HB 1 2013 NYS HB2

Throw baseball snag trackers:

2013 NYS TB1 2013 NYS TB2

Citi Field-

B: 14 (T-11)

G: 5

HB: 2

COF: 2

TB: 12

BPG: 2.80

HPG: 0.20

CPG: 0.20

TPG: 2.40

High: 6

ACF: 71,015

Snag Trackers:

2013 CF1 2013 CF2

Hit baseball snag tracker:

2013 HB1 2013 HB2

Thrown baseball snag tracker:

2013 CF TB1 2013 CF TB2

Citizens Bank Park-

B: 5 (T-14)

G: 1

TB: 4

CT: 1

BPG: 5.00

TPG: 4.00

CtPG: 1.00

High: 5

ACF: 205,805

Snag Trackers:

2013 CBP1 2013 CBP2

U.S. Cellular Field-

B: 4 (T-13)

G: 2

TB: 4

BPG: 2.00

TPG: 2.00

High: 3

ACF: 47,519

Snag Trackers:

2013 USC1 2013 USC2

Additionally, let’s take a look at how I did with every ballhawk in 2013 that I attended three or more games with:

Versus Alex Kopp:

2013 Vs Alex Kopp

Versus Chris Hernandez:

2013 Vs Chris Hernandez

Versus Grant Edrington:

2013 Vs Grant Edrington

Versus Garrett Meyer:

2013 Vs Garrett Meyer

Versus Greg Barasch:

2013 Vs Greg Barasch

Versus Tim Anderson:

2013 Vs Tim Anderson

Versus John Lisankie:

2013 Vs John Lisankie

Versus Rick Gold:

2013 Vs Rick Gold

Versus Paul Kom:

2013 Vs Paul Kom

Versus Ben Weil:

2013 Vs Ben Weil

Versus Tony Voda:

2013 Vs Tony Voda

Versus Zack Hample:

2013 Vs Zack Hample

And now, let’s see how I stacked up in terms of my 2013 ballhawking goals:

1. Have multiple double-digit games- Yes. I had six this year.
2. Snag 4 or more game balls- Nope. I only got two, both in the last month of the year.
3. Snag multiple game home run balls- No; I don’t want to talk about it.
4. Snag 100 thrown baseballs, 100 hit balls, 50 on the fly, 10 Easter Eggs, and 5 Glove Trick balls- Nope. I didn’t do that well at all this year in the hit ball department with going to Target Field too much and snagged two too few easter eggs.
5. Give away a third of my baseballs or more- Since I tell everyone that I give away about a third of my baseballs, I figure I should make it a point to actually live up to that figure. I did last year, so I’m hoping to repeat.
6a. Average 4.5 Balls Per Game- Yes
6b. Average 5 Balls Per Game- Just barely not.
7. Go to a new stadium- Nope. Dang it.
8. Go to 50 Games again- Yep. I actually almost got to the 65-game mark.
9. Make it to 100 straight Games with at least 1 Ball- Yes; I’m actually at 126 right now.
10. Do all of this with a new glove- Kind of? I switched gloves often, but this was more out of a desire for variance rather than failure to learn how to use my new glove. I actually really liked making catches with my giant lefty glove.

3 Comments

How did I miss this?! The first half seems familiar, but (and I just tweeted you this) I just read the head-to-head for you and I – a perfect statistical tie. WOW! You certainly bring out the big games in me (a personal best of 11 AND a three bat game).

Tony- I know, right? Because the head-to-head stats were a brain-child of mine, I had to check out my match-up with pretty much everyone on the site in every unique situation. In doing so I was astounded by how many different situations I checked that came out in an exact tie, but the one between you and I in 2013 was the most shocking since it was the biggest sample size of any of these ties. I would also say that you brought out some of my biggest games since my average of 6.86 in those games was way higher than my usual average of 4.95, and if I’m not mistaken, 6.86 is my largest average when at the same games of any other person over 1 game.

Tony- Oh, I just realized what you meant by your first sentence. I work on several entries at a time sometimes, so I actually started this entry almost a month before the one that I published before it, but because of WordPress, this entry got placed as such despite the fact that I published it afterwards.

Hello, observers of baseball. Let me know what you though of the entry no matter what you thought of it. Additonally, let me know if you'd like to see me do anything in specific or what I'm doing right or wrong when I do write entries.

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