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This thesis is designed to explore whether a team’s success in any given season can be predicted or explained by any number of statistics in that season. There are thirty teams in the MLB; of these thirty, ten make the postseason bracket-style playoffs. The MLB is divided up into two leagues, the American League and the National League; these two leagues are then divided up into three divisions each, the West Division, the Central Division, and the East Division. To make the playoffs a team must either have the most wins in its division after the last game of the season is played, or it can obtain a Wild Card slot by having either the best or second best record among the non-divisional champions.
Clark, Johnathon Tyler, "Regression Analysis of Success in Major League Baseball" (2016). Senior Theses. 101.