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Jolting Joe and Charlie Hustle: The Immediate Economic Impact of an Extended Hitting Streak

Ira Horowitz and Jim Lackritz

The American Economist, 2012, vol. 57, issue 1, 42-49

Abstract: We show that Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak and Pete Rose's 44-game hitting streak had an economic payoff to not just their teams but the other teams they played while they were in the midst of streaking, by directly drawing fans into the ballpark. Once the streaks ended, however, attendance declined.

Keywords: baseball; hitting streaks; attendance model; spline function; player values (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1177/056943451205700104

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