The Colorado Rockies play their major league home baseball games in Coors Field, Denver. Each year, the Rockies are among the leaders in team batting statistics (e.g., home runs, batting average, and slugging percentage). Many baseball experts attribute this phenomenon to the “thin air” of Denver—called the “mile-high city” due to its elevation. Chance (Winter 2006) investigated the effects of elevation on slugging percentage in Major League Baseball. Data were compiled on players’ composite slugging percentage at each of 29 cities for the 2003 season, as well as each city’s elevation (feet above sea level). The data are saved in the MLBPARKS file. (Selected observations are shown in the next table.) Construct a scatterplot for the data. Do you detect a trend?

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