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Reputation and the league standing effect: the case of a split season in minor league baseball

Nola Agha and Thomas Rhoads ()

Applied Economics, 2018, vol. 50, issue 41, 4447-4455

Abstract: Split season league design resets standings at the midpoint of the season, thus allowing for two periods in which a team can potentially achieve success in a single season. This context allows us to test both the reputation of the first half winner and the league standing effect on demand. Examination of game-level data from the 2010 Southern League reveals fans are unaffected by measures of both team quality and league standing in the second half of the season. On the other hand, the first half winners saw an 11% increase in attendance as a percent of stadium capacity, suggesting that in the second half of the season winners matter more than winning.

Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2018.1456646

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