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VÃ¶rÃ¶s McCracken (also known as simply "Voros") is a Primate and sabermetrician who is best known for developing the concept of Defense Independent Pitching Statistics, or DIPS. He is also a heartthrob whose disturbing photograph on his author page drew thousands, if not millions, of hits per year.
In November 1999, VÃ¶rÃ¶s first introduced DIPS, a metric for evaluating pitching performance with the influences of fielding removed.
A great deal of discussion and skepticism immediately followed. As VÃ¶rÃ¶s himself wrote: "The idea of NOT using a pitchers hit totals to evaluate his performance is not well supported in any community including the sabermetric one." Nor was it an immediately popular one.
VÃ¶rÃ¶s's theories were given a big boost when Bill James mentioned them in his New Historical Baseball Abstract, concluding: "I am quite certain that McCracken is correct." For about three years, VÃ¶rÃ¶s was employed by the Boston Red Sox, leaving after the 2005 season.
In 2007, after a period of absence in which he dabbled in being a fan of soccer, VÃ¶rÃ¶s returned to baseball with a brand new website and a welcome-back thread of his very own on Baseball Think Factory. His original creation of DIPS has lived on, with versions 2.0 and 3.0 being released by other sabermetricians.
VÃ¶rÃ¶s may have the strangest name in the history of baseball analysis, and his appellation ranks up there with some of the strangest ever to be associated with the sport.
VÃ¶rÃ¶s is also a big fan of Billy Childish.