The Best Hitter in Baseball
In 2017, a sports journalist based in Houston, Texas was confused about his editor's latest idea. His editor had emailed him the night before proposing an article on the best (and worst) Major League Baseball hitters of all time. The first step was to provide a list of the players that would be profiled. This meant finding the 10 best (and worst) batters. However, after ranking the players, could he quantify the probability that he ranked them incorrectly? Because the article was based on data, he had to justify his choices and he wanted his decisions to be based on sound statistical grounds.