1a. How many pitchers have ever hit more than 20 home runs in one season?
1b. How many pitchers have ever hit a home run in their lifetime?
2a. Which team has committed the most errors altogether?
2b. Which team has hit the most home runs altogether?
2c. Re-do questions 2a and 2b, limiting our attention to 2010 - present.
3a. Which batter has been hit by the most pitches overall? How many times?
3b. Which pitcher has hit the most batters overall? How many batters did he hit?
3c. What are the 10 overall wildest pitchers, according to the number of wild pitches they have thrown altogether?
4a. What is the most number of wins that a team (or teams) ever had in one year? Which team(s) and year(s)?
4b. During such year(s) and team(s), who was the team's leader in home runs, during that year?
5. Sum the number of home runs hit by players who studied in each university while they were in college.
(E.g., for Purdue, consider how many home runs that all of the Purdue alums have ever hit, altogether.)
Which universities are the ten best, in terms of yielding the players with the most home runs altogether?
6a. Which manager's teams have had the most home runs overall?
6b. Which manager's teams have had the most stolen bases overall?
7a. How many players have played at least one game in each of all three outfield positions?
7b. Considering all positions (not just the outfield), which player has played in the greatest number of different positions altogether at least one time?
8. What percent of batters are lefties? Switchhitters?
9a. Which team has the highest (i.e., worst) average number of errors per year?
9b. Which team has the highest (i.e., best) average number of home runs per year?
10. How many bases have been stolen in each year? Plot the data.
11. Make a dotchart of the number of home runs hit by Derek Jeter each year.
12. Make a plot with years on the x axis, home runs on the y axis, and one data point for each player on the Yankees. Jitter the data so that overlaps among the players can be seen.
13. Discuss the extent to which a player's number of hits is correlated with his number of home runs.
14. Plot how many players were born in each state.
These kinds of questions can be a lot of fun. Maybe some of you have some more questions/trivia to suggest? All suggestions are welcome, and I could even post more questions here, if you have additional suggestions. It is hard to know how quickly you will move through this material.