Connor Garcia Whitehill ’20 made a bold prediction last spring, before the baseball season even started. He didn’t just put it in writing – he put it on YouTube.
The 14-year-old from Oakland, California, said the Chicago Cubs would make it to the World Series, and win for the first time in 108 years, against the Cleveland Indians.
Why was he so confident in his prediction? Statistics.
“The fun thing about statistics is that they help you to understand the world around you, be it baseball, politics or just numbers in general,” he said.
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