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The Diamond Appraised: A World-Class Theorist and a Major League Coach Square Off on Timeless Topics in the Game of Baseball
     

The Diamond Appraised: A World-Class Theorist and a Major League Coach Square Off on Timeless Topics in the Game of Baseball

by Craig T. Wright, Tom House
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This volume of baseball analysis is a collaboration between House, pitching coach of the Texas Rangers, and Wright, a former Rangers' statistician who styles himself a sabremetrician, a coinage based on the acronym for the Society of American Baseball Research. Their aim is to approach the game from both theoretical and practical standpoints, with each man handling his own area of expertise. Among the questions the two confront: What constitutes excellence in a catcher? Was Ty Cobb or Pete Rose a more valuable player? Should some pitchers be trained to become knuckleball specialists? Does baseball need a system like pro football's instant replay? The book will surely spark arguments galore, even though the authors frequently meander into one another's territory. (Apr.)

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ISBN-13:
9780671677695
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/15/1989
Pages:
409

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