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Multidecadal Fantasy Baseball

Barry Bonds, Todd Helton, and Mickey Mantle are the top three batters in baseball … well, according to a new study that used network science to rank players by analyzing the outcome of every at-bat from 1954 to 2008. The study, which a Wired article called “the baseball version of ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,'” had the advantage of comparing players from different eras, which means we can see how Albert Pujols might have fared against Sandy Koufax. Some factors, of course, get lost in time translation — steroids, e.g. [%comments]