Members Jay Bartroff, Larry Goldstein and Gary Lorden were chosen by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) to be the statisticians on a committee with physicists, engineers, and baseball experts studying MLB’s recent surge in home runs. The committee studied vast amounts of game data, performed laboratory tests on balls, visited the Rawlings manufacturing facility where MLB’s baseballs are manufactured, and made recommendations to MLB and Rawlings for future monitoring, testing, and storage of baseballs.

You can read a summary of the committee and its work. There is also a commentary on the committee’s conclusions.