Night games have been a blessing for attendance. But they present a challenge for players. No matter how good the lighting, it's not the same as natural sunshine.Interesting . . . I've seen other studies that use the same sort of rigorous methodology.
There hasn't been a .400 hitter since night games became a baseball staple. In 1941, the year Ted Williams became the last to hit .400 for a season, only five AL ballparks had been host to a night game. And night games were an event, not a regular part of the schedule. Boston didn't play its first night game at Fenway Park until 1947.
And before you comment, yes, I'm aware that there is data showing that day games generally boost offense. None of that data can be found in Ringolsby's pronouncement, however, and more importantly, none of it supports the notion that the prevalence of night games plays a significant role in the lack of .400 hitters, let alone the causal role Ringolsby implies.