Well, it's October, and the World Series is under way. Good time to talk baseball I'd say. So here's a blast from my own past on the subject: Simpson's Paradox and Major Leagues Baseball's Hall of Fame.1
MUSINGS - REVELATIONS - REVIEWS
We recently summarized our findings on the mortality of Major League Baseball (MLB) players born outside the United States. In the source study we hypothesized that violent crime may have been responsible for some of the excess mortality observed for MLB players from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
In a previous post we reviewed the literature on the mortality of Major League Baseball players. We have also recently contributed two papers to the peer reviewed literature on this subject. (1-2)