From Sabermetric Research, Phil Birnbaum looks at a series of HFA studies by Matt Swartz of Baseball Prospectus. Mainly it's baseball-related, but Part III is of particular interest to us here at PFR, because it looks at familiarity and distance effects, finding that HFA is lower in divisional games than in other league games, and lower in intra-league games than in inter-league games.
Longtime readers will note that such findings echo what we wrote about familiarity effects in these previous posts here at PFR:
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