63. There’s a Stat for That

Numbers are everywhere in sports, both on and off the field. Team managers look at player stats to scout athletes, coaches use analytics to figure out play calls, and many athletes track their performance to fine-tune their skills. Statistics is used in fantasy leagues and sports betting to predict the outcome of a game. Chris Harden shares how he combines his love of sports, statistics, and computer science in his job as a sports data scientist at ESPN. Then visit the state of Connecticut, home to the oldest newspaper in the country, the first American dictionary, Mark Twain, hot lobster rolls, and a pizza called apizza!

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