While I am a big sports fan, I am more interested in the history of baseball and its statistics than other sports. Pennant is an iPad app that provides a bunch of baseball history and statistics, and it is currently on sale for $4.99 through out Spring Training. Pennant contains data on over 115,000 games from 1952 to 2010.
When you first start Pennant you see a list of team names in alphabetical order. The default view has you swipe through the team names, but you can also display those names in a grid and on a map. Tap the team name to dive deeper into the teams stats, by seeing a timeline that runs from 1952 to 2010 and the winning percentage in bar charts. Tap a year in the timeline to view the list of all the games in that season, which you can further scroll through.
What makes Pennant so interesting is not just the amount of data it contains, but how the data is presented. The screenshot shows the Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals game on June 23, 1984, known as the “Ryne Sandberg game.” You see each inning of the game in a circle, and as you slide your finger around the circle you see significant moments of the game. The bar charts provide indications of major scoring plays. Tap the longest blue bars in the ninth and tenth innings to see home runs hit by Ryne Sandberg to tie the game twice, both off Bruce Sutter.
If you are a baseball fan that is really in to statistics, I think you will like Pennant.