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Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know about the Game Is Wrongby Jonah Keri, Baseball Baseball Prospectus
In the numbers-obsessed sport of baseball, statistics don't merely record what players, managers, and owners have done. Properly understood, they can tell us how the teams we root for could employ better strategies, put more effective players on the field, and win more games. The revolution in baseball statistics that began in the 1970s is a controversial subject
In the numbers-obsessed sport of baseball, statistics don't merely record what players, managers, and owners have done. Properly understood, they can tell us how the teams we root for could employ better strategies, put more effective players on the field, and win more games. The revolution in baseball statistics that began in the 1970s is a controversial subject that professionals and fans alike argue over without end. Despite this fundamental change in the way we watch and understand the sport, no one has written the book that reveals, across every area of strategy and management, how the best practitioners of statistical analysis in baseball-people like Bill James, Billy Beane, and Theo Epstein-think about numbers and the game. Baseball Between the Numbers is that book. In separate chapters covering every aspect of the game, from hitting, pitching, and fielding to roster construction and the scouting and drafting of players, the experts at Baseball Prospectus examine the subtle, hidden aspects of the game, bring them out into the open, and show us how our favorite teams could win more games. This is a book that every fan, every follower of sports radio, every fantasy player, every coach, and every player, at every level, can learn from and enjoy.
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- 6.22(w) x 10.92(h) x 1.48(d)
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- 18 Years
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Baseball Prospectus is the top statistical web site in baseball and is extensively used, in print and on air, by a wide range of major broadcasters, magazines, and daily newspapers that cover Major League Baseball.
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The operative word on this book is BETWEEN. The experts at Baseball Prospectus take care to bring you into the new statistical revolution going on in baseball and explaining what's going on BETWEEN all the fancy acronyms and percentages. You'll love the passion with which the authors write and you'll appreciate learning more about the game you already thought you had figured out. A MUST BUY for any baseball fan.
When I picked up this book, I thought to myself, 'Alright, a book about baseball, this could be alright.' Alright? This book is amazing! The way that they are able to analize every stat imaginable, and how they develop equations to solve the most controversial of controversies bewildered me. This is a very math-sided book, so if you are into breaking down all the stats to get a mathematically correct answer to a controversy, then this is definitely for you. Doesn't sound like you? Well i think this is still a very enjoyable book for any sports fan. Happy reading!