Baseball Stats Does a team’s batting average depend in any way on the number of home runs hit by the team? The data in the table show the number of team home runs and the overall team batting average for eight selected major league teams for the 2006 season.14
Total Home Runs
Team Batting Average
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
New York Giants
a. Plot the points using a scatterplot. Does it appear that there is any relationship between total home runs and team batting average?
b. Is there a significant positive correlation between total home runs and team batting average? Test at the 5% level of significance.
c. Do you think that the relationship between these two variables would be different if we had looked at the entire set of major league franchises?