Ask Statistor

Statistor, Baseball Robota
Developed by Sperry Rand in 1963, Statistor is a robotic information-gathering and data storage system, later modified by Texas Instruments specifically for use by Statis Pro 1978 Replay. Statistor will answer any and all SP78-related questions, either bi-monthly or whenever the mood strikes him.


Hi Statistor!

In real-time days, what’s the record for the longest gap between the playing of Games 1 and 2 of a doubleheader this season?

Brad B.
Los Angeles, CA

Hello Brad,

On July 31, 2007 the first game of a doubleheader between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs was played at site AZ8 in Peoria, Arizona, a contest won by the Dodgers 16-3. LA would make it a sweep with a 7-3 storm-shortened win in Game 2, played at the same site on October 19, 2007…a record 81 days after the first game was played. The reason for the delay is not known.

Grüße bösen Statistik Roboter,

Wurden Sie mit einer Waffe System gebaut, die in der Lage ist, die Zerstörung einer großen Stadt? Auch, ist Brooks Robinson spielen in der SP78 saison?

Markus D.
Bürstadt, Germany

Sehr geehrter Markus,

Nein. Und nein.


6 responses to “Ask Statistor

  1. Har den store røde maskine blevet utæt transmissionsolie i løbet af sæsonen 1978? Også, Junior Kennedy relateret til den tidligere præsident?

    • Vær hilset, Steffen! To me, the problems of the ’78 Machine amount to more than just a leaky transmission: their tires are flat, the tank is out of gas, the spark plugs are worn out, and the fan belt has been, well, ignored. And I don’t know if Junior Kennedy has any presidential kinfolk, but I believe he’s mentioned having a sports-minded sister named Jayne.

  2. I have a good hunch who B.B. is.

  3. It troubles me that Markus would wonder if Brooks Robinson was playing with the Orioles in SP78, when it’s common knowledge that the Baltimore third baseman was killed in a banzai charge on the island of Peleliu in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

    • I wonder if Brooks had some trouble with the law as a child, and stole a dead soldier’s identity to escape jail time, because the Hall of Fame third baseman would have been all of seven years old when he led that charge on Peleliu during the Operation Forager campaign. Perhaps it was Brooks Sr. who led that assault on the island, in which case both you and Markus can now rest easy.

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