As a lifelong fan of both sports and data visualizations, in 2009 Jeremy Yingling created Infojocks, a graphic studio merging his two passions.
“There’s a lot of statistical noise in the world of sports right now, and rightly so,” he says. “But despite all of the resources that sports media pours into analysis, there’s very little work done to visualize even the most basic of sports stats.”
Yingling works to change that at Infojocks. He has created graphics that visualize single games, single seasons, and even a team’s history.
Notably, he works outside of advanced metrics commonly associated with sports analytics. While baseball’s WAR, football’s QB ratings, and hockey’s Corsi and Fenwick metrics do a good job of quantifying sporting events, they largely disconnected from the action of the games.
Infojocks’ graphics eschew trendy stats for more basic ones that... keep reading