This case describes the so-called sophomore jinx: professional athletes, exceptional performance as rookies never seem to do as well in their second – Sophomore – season. The case performance for Rookie of the Year Award winner in Major League Baseball to 2003 (29 and 83 cans nonpitchers). The data relating to both the first and second year. Students must decide for themselves, based on the data whether the Sophomore Jinx is real or imagined.

This case describes the so-called sophomore jinx: professional athletes, exceptional performance as rookies never seem to do as well in their second – Sophomore – season. The case performance for Rookie of the Year Award winner in Major League Baseball to 2003 (29 and 83 cans nonpitchers). The data relating to both the first and second year. Students must decide for themselves, based on the data whether the Sophomore Jinx is real or imagined.
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Phillip E. Pfeifer
Source: Darden School of Business
7 pages.
Release Date: 08 April, 1991. Prod #: UV6151-PDF-ENG
The Sophomore Jinx HBR case solution

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