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Silver Lake College Faculty Colloquium on March 25 Shines Spotlight on ‘A Statistical Analysis of 20-Win Pitchers’

Posted on March 13 2014

Steve Kuehl, an instructor at Silver Lake College, will lead a Faculty Colloquium presentation, titled “1876-2011: A Statistical Analysis of 20-Win Pitchers,” at 1 p.m. March 25 in the Heritage Room at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The event is free and open to the public.

The 20-game winner has always been one of baseball’s gold standards. In the last 35-plus years, however, the number of 20-game winners has been declining. In addition, it has been 45 years since the last 30-game winner.

More than 100 years of pitching data was examined in an attempt to discover the reasons for the decline of the 20-game winner and the lack of any recent 30-game winners.

That information will be presented by Kuehl, a new faculty member at Silver Lake College. He received degrees from Michigan Technological University and Central Michigan University. While at CMU, Kuehl researched baseball statistics, publishing a paper on the existence/extinction of 30-game winners. In his free time, Kuehl enjoys watching Detroit Tigers baseball.

For more information about the event, please contact Sister Kay Klackner, assistant faculty chair, at (920) 686-6376 or kay.klackner@sl.edu.