I confess, I am numerically challenged. The most impressive mathematical skill I have is long division, more specifically, hits divided by at-bats = batting average; or earned runs divided by innings pitched x 9 = earned run average. There is no math teacher to thank. In fact, my high school yearbook would provide evidence to the contrary, but the truth is my high school math teacher was Arthur Friedman, former New York Mets statistician and author the 1978 book The World of Sports Statistics. Thank you, Mr. Friedman. Thank you, baseball.
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Murray Chass claims he knows Mike Piazza used steroids. Wait, before you start mumbling expletives at Chass under your breath, keep reading. The former New York Times reporter is not alone. Joel Sherman, a columnist for the New York Post, also raised suspicion about the Mets former catcher.