Weekend Reads: Amish Baseball

Nathanael Yellis By Nathanael Yellis • Last Updated June 11, 2021

My brother had a short-lived Tumblr called the Sunday Evening Post. It was a good piece of internet: a few links, some commentary, and regularly published on Sunday nights.

I decided to follow suit. In March of 2013 I found two must-read articles from my week on the internet. Both were related to baseball.

It was from these beginnings that I began to publish Reading, a Friday afternoon email with my top links about politics, technology, and more. Below is the original post that started it all.


The first link is from my former colleague Rob Bluey. Rob wrote a short piece for The Atlantic on how sports analytics can instruct politics:

Data is an incredibly valuable resource for organizations, but you must be able to communicate its value to stakeholders making decisions -- whether that's in the pursuit of athletes or voters.

Here's the link to the full piece: From 'Moneyball' to Money Bombs: What Sports Analytics Can Teach Political Nerds.

The second link is from the March 25th issue of The New Republic and it is Kent Russell's piece on Amish baseball. It's on page 30.

Update: TNR put the Amish baseball article online.

Amish baseball player

And here's one more, also on Amish baseball: The Greatest Baseball Player You've Never Heard Of.



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