Curve Ball: Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game / Edition 1

Curve Ball: Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game / Edition 1

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by Jim Albert, Jay Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 038700193X

ISBN-13: 9780387001937

Pub. Date: 04/08/2003

Publisher: Springer New York

A look at baseball data from a statistical modeling perspective! There is a fascination among baseball fans and the media to collect data on every imaginable event during a baseball game and this book addresses a number of questions that are of interest to many baseball fans. These include how to rate players, predict the outcome of a game or the attainment of an

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A look at baseball data from a statistical modeling perspective! There is a fascination among baseball fans and the media to collect data on every imaginable event during a baseball game and this book addresses a number of questions that are of interest to many baseball fans. These include how to rate players, predict the outcome of a game or the attainment of an achievement, making sense of situational data, and deciding the most valuable players in the World Series. Aimed at a general audience, the text does not assume any prior background in probability or statistics, although a knowledge of high school abgebra will be helpful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387001937
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
04/08/2003
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
779,662
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.89(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition; Introduction; Ch01: Simple Models from Tabletop Baseball Games; Ch02: Exploring Baseball Data; Ch03: Introducing Probability; Ch04: Situational Effects; Ch05: Streakiness (Or, The Hot Hand); Ch06: Measuring Offensive Performance; Ch07: Average Runs per Play; Ch08: The Curvature of Baseball; Ch09: Making Sense of Baseball Strategy; Ch10: Measuring Clutch Play; Ch11: Prediction; Ch12: Did the Best Team Win?; Ch13: Post-Game Comments (A Brief Afterword); Appendix: Baseball Games; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

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