Visualizing the top 10 hitters of all time
I recently submitted by entry to this Major League baseball data visualization contest. My entry is below (click on it and zoom in and out to see each graph):
Each graph displays games played, home runs, stolen bases, hits, and on base percentage per season for each player as well as their career on base percentage. Hits are represented by the color of the bars (darker equals more hits), the width on the bottom of the bar is game played and the width of the top of the bar is home runs. The dashed line is career on base percentage and the dot represented the on base percentage in a given season. The diameter of the dot displays the number of stolen bases for a given season.
I don’t think I have a chance to win because apparently you were supposed to visualize the top 10 hitter AND (not OR) the top ten pitchers. Oh well. I think my plots are still pretty cool.