Runs of Markov Chains and Streaks in Baseball
We find the almost sure limits of the proportions of the total number of runs, and of the number of runs of a given length, over the number of transitions, for the states of a finite irreducible Markov chain. We apply these results to the streaks of wins and losses of the Chicago White Sox in the years 1999 through 2008.
KeywordsRuns Streaks Baseball
AMS 2000 Subject ClassificationsPrimary 60J10 Secondary 60J20
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