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Does a major league baseball team’s record during spring training indicate how the team will play during the regular season? Over the last six years, the correlation coefficient between a team’s winning percentage in spring training and its winning percentage in the regular season is .18 (The Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2009). Shown are the winning percentages for the 14 American League teams during the 2008 season.


a. What is the correlation coefficient between the spring training and the regular season winning percentages?
b. What is your conclusion about a team’s record during spring training indicating how the team will play during the regular season? What are some of the reasons why this occurs?Discuss.


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