stathead

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stat +‎ -head

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stathead (plural statheads)

  1. (slang) A person with a keen interest in statistics, particularly in sport.
    • 2008 May 4, Stephen J. Dubner And Steven D. Levitt, “Hoop Data Dreams”, in New York Times[1]:
      Whether coincidence or not, this overlap was widely noted, and it is now standard practice for baseball teams to hire a flock of statheads and use their analyses to help make decisions on and off the field.

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