// The Mendoza Scale

The Mendoza Scale

Baseball lore holds that a batting average below .200 is under the Mendoza Line, a threshold named after funny-looking, bespectacled futility infielder Mario Mendoza, a notoriously pathetic hitter of the 1970s. But, why do we have only one such term for just that one threshold? Why not a unique term for each level? Hell, why […]