I know that many members of our community are passionate about both the game, and the history of the game. Last winter, SP_son did a statistical analysis to measure the impact of the introduction of the Live Ball Era on the MLB game and attendance, as his submission for the Science Fair.
We have shared this with some friends who enjoy the history of the game, and studying the numbers behind the game; and with some prompting, I post a link to the report for those of you who might enjoy it.
We often say that "Offense sells tickets, and defense wins championships." Well, I think SP_son's research certainly proved the first half of this maxim to be correct.
For those of you who are so inclined, please enjoy:
The Impact of the Live Ball Era on Baseball