An Application of the Elo Rating System to Professional Baseball
Hansen, Joseph L., 1957-2006
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The intent of this project is to apply a widely used rating system to a professional team sport situation and then compare its performance with either less sophisticated methods. The system to be used is the one developed by Dr. Arpad Elo for rating chess players. It has been in use since the early sixties by the United states Chess Federation and also by F.I.D.E., the world chess organisation. This and other chess rating systems are discussed in the Theory of Rating Systems by Dr. E1o, a copy of which appears in full in the appendix.