Last week, I met with someone who created Inside Edge, a Minnesota-based baseball statistics company started in 1983. Inside Edge submits reports to amateur and major league baseball teams on each hitter and pitcher on a certain team and his strengths and weaknesses. These statistics can tell pitchers how to pitch to certain hitters, and hitters what to expect from certain pitchers.
Before Inside Edge was founded, only “at-bat statistics” were recorded, notes about what each hitter did in his at-bat. Inside Edge, however, hires people, mostly former professional baseball players, to record every single pitch in a game! Even I, who am somewhat a baseball nut, do not pay close attention to every single pitch, so these people must have incredible patience and skill to be able to determine what kinds of pitches are thrown.
Inside Edge also played a significant role in the making of the movie “Moneyball.” Columbia Pictures, the company that produced the movie, wanted to use some of Inside Edge’s statistics. The next time you watch “Moneyball,” look for the Inside Edge name and logo!
It was very exciting to hear about Inside Edge and what the company does. Click here to learn more. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard much about Inside Edge, a fabulous company so close to home!! Have you heard of Inside Edge?? What are your thoughts??
Written by: Sam Graves