At this Connex event, we tapped into the minds and math of playoff baseball with a team of local talent to learn about the rise of analytics in Major League Baseball. On January 23, 2023, SCH hosted a virtual event for the community: Baseball: The Game of Statistics, to discuss how statistics shape decisions, inform players, and how that translates onto the field.
SCH pulled together an impressive roster of voices in the field of baseball to lead the discussion, with panelists from the school’s parent and alumni community. Featured panelists included SCH parent Sam Fuld, who is the Phillies' general manager and a former major league outfielder. He was joined by sportscasting legend Dave Sims ’71, a broadcaster for the MLB Seattle Mariners who recently became a Twitter sensation when his narration of the Marnier’s 21-year playoff drought ending went viral. The third panelist was a current Phillies scout Mike Koplove ’95, whose own illustrious MLB career as a pitcher included a World Series win with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001 and a USA bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics. Vanessa Chan, SCH parent, and Penn professor moderated the program and took participants on a journey through the world of sabermetrics, the statistics behind baseball’s in-game activity.
The conversation was open to the community and was recorded:
This program is part of SCH Connex, a series of virtual conversations, presentations, and events designed to engage and explore issues of our time, learn new skills, and connect in unique ways with members of our extended SCH community.