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Delving Deeper
Delving Deeper: Studying Baseball’s Wild-Card Team Using Probability

Richard E. Auer and Michael P. Knapp; Edited by Maurice Burke, J. Kevin Colligan, Maria Fung, and Jeffrey J. Wanko 

August 2013, Volume 107, Issue 1, Page 74

Abstract:
With a simple probabilistic model of the regular season standings in Major League Baseball, the authors analyze the relative strengths of the wild card teams as compared with the division-winning teams.

Keywords:
Expected Value
Grades 9-12
Connections / Applications
Permutations / Combinations / Counting Problems
Teacher
Modeling