Randomness and Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio and his streak is once again a topic of conversation. First, Radiolab had a discussion with my grad school adviser Steve Strogatz about the streak, in the context of stochasticity. And then, a few days later, the Wall Street Journal ran an article about randomness, and DiMaggio’s streak by Leonard Mlodinow. I guess the summer brings out people’s thoughts on baseball, coupled with probability.