Across the Pond
Red Sox home opener good chance to develop math skills
As Fenway turns 100, loving the Sox can bring respect for numbers
I can offer personal testimony to the numerical allure of baseball. Back in 1967, I was an eager 8-year-old Red Sox fan. The 1967 campaign saw Carl Yastrzemski capture baseball’s elusive Triple Crown. To keep track of Yaz’s progress, I became an apprentice mathematician, using my developing skills at long division to confirm his batting average and thus ensure he remained ahead of any rivals.