An empirical analysis of the 2014 Major League Baseball season
Applied Economics Letters
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© 2015 Taylor & Francis. An econometric analysis of the 2014 Major League Baseball season is conducted with respect to regular season victories. Results obtained confirm many, but not all, results reported in prior research. The importance of solid team pitching and offence is underscored. Team defence did not vary sufficiently to play a statistically significant role in team victory differences. Outcomes for total payrolls and salary disparities differ substantially from prior seasons. History may serve as a guide to what occurs on the field, but it does not always replicate the patterns of bygone years. Ultimately, 2014 represents another departure from the standard baseball norm.