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Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus
     

Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus

by Baseball Prospectus, Steven Goldman (Editor)
 

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In 1996, a brassy young team of fans produced a guide to baseball statistics. Printed on a photocopier, its distribution, which was in the low hundreds, was limited to friends, family, and die-hard stat heads. Sixteen years later, the Baseball Prospectus annual regularly hits best-seller lists and has become an indispensable guide

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In 1996, a brassy young team of fans produced a guide to baseball statistics. Printed on a photocopier, its distribution, which was in the low hundreds, was limited to friends, family, and die-hard stat heads. Sixteen years later, the Baseball Prospectus annual regularly hits best-seller lists and has become an indispensable guide for the serious fan.

In Extra Innings, the team at Baseball Prospectus integrates statistics, interviews, and analysis to deliver twenty arguments about today’s game. In the tradition of their seminal book, Baseball Between the Numbers, they take on everything from steroids to the amateur draft. They probe the impact of managers on the game. They explain the critical art of building a bullpen. In an era when statistics matter more than ever, Extra Innings is an essential volume for every baseball fan.

Editorial Reviews

For true baseball fans, football's violent chaos is too complicated for the reliable equations that the diamond sport yields so readily. Batting averages, fielding averages, slugging averages, on-base-percentages provide reassuring measures of worth. In the past fifteen years, Baseball Prospectus has been developing even more precise statistics to evaluate our favorite players, teams, and even time-distant eras. This standalone sequel to their hit Baseball Between the Numbers takes fans deeper into the strange human calculus that keeps us glued to the screen. Editor's recommendation.

Lisa Echenthal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465024032
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
933,044
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Baseball Prospectus is the top statistical website in baseball and is extensively cited in print and on air by a wide range of broadcasters, magazines, and daily newspapers.

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