WorldCat Identities

James, Bill 1949-

Overview
Works: 81 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 6,880 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Periodicals  Records (Sports) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV863.A1, 796.3570973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill James
Popular crime : reflections on the celebration of violence by Bill James( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a cultural analysis of sensational crime in America that profiles such infamous cases as the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Black Dahlia murder, and O.J. Simpson's trial to offer insight into topics ranging from evidence practices to radicalism
The new Bill James historical baseball abstract by Bill James( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the "holy book of baseball." Now, baseball's beloved "Sultan of Stats" (The Boston Globe) is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new millennium. Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is really several books in one. The Game provides a century's worth of American baseball history, told one decade at a time, with energetic facts and figures about How, Where, and by Whom the game was played. In The Players, you'll find listings of the top 100 players at each position in the major leagues, along with James's signature stats-based ratings method called "Win Shares," a way of quantifying individual performance and calculating the offensive and defensive contributions of catchers, pitchers, infielders, and outfielders. And there's more: the Reference section covers Win Shares for each season and each player, and even offers a Win Share team comparison. A must-have for baseball fans and historians alike, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is as essential, entertaining, and enlightening as the sport itself
The Bill James historical baseball abstract by Bill James( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The politics of glory : how baseball's Hall of Fame really works by Bill James( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines baseball's Hall of Fame--who is in and who is out and why, how it operates, who operates it, how they make decisions, and why those decisions sometimes go awry
The Bill James guide to baseball managers : from 1870 to today by Bill James( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fewer than one hundred men qualify. Now Bill James, "the guru of baseball" (Newsweek), takes on the challenge of chronicling that history, including a decade-by-decade snapshot of baseball strategy from the 1870s through the 1990s
Bill James presents the great American baseball stat book by Bill James( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Neyer/James guide to pitchers : an historical compendium of pitching, pitchers, and pitches by Bill James( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them -- these days it's the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there's never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information. That's what preeminent baseball analyst Bill James and ESPN.com baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch more than a dozen years ago. Since then, they've been compiling the centerpiece of this book, the "Pitcher Census," which lists specific information for nearly two thousand pitchers, ranging throughout the history of professional baseball. The Guide also offers: -A "dictionary" describing virtually every known pitch -The origins and development of baseball's most important pitches -Top ten lists: best fastballs, best spitballs, and everything in between -Biographies of some of the great pitchers who have been overlooked -More knuckleballers and submariners than you ever thought existed -An open debate concerning pitcher abuse and durability -A formula for predicting the Cy Young Award winner -Something fresh and new: Bill James' "Pitcher Codes" The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers is about understanding pitchers, and baseball's action always starts with the pitchers. It's also about entertaining debates and having a great deal of fun with the history of a game that obsesses so many
This time let's not eat the bones : Bill James without the numbers by Bill James( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perfect victims : slaughter, sensation and serial killers : an American criminal odyssey by Bill James( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bill James baseball abstract by Bill James( )
in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The baseball book 1990 by Bill James( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whatever happened to the Hall of Fame? : baseball, Cooperstown, and the politics of glory by Bill James( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
STATS ... major league handbook ( )
in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Baseball book ( )
in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bill James baseball abstract, 1982 by Bill James( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill James presents-- STATS all-time major league handbook ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill James presents STATS ... major league handbook ( )
in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bill James handbook ( )
in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bill James baseball abstract, 1983 by Bill James( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill James presents-- STATS all-time baseball sourcebook ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
James, George William 1949-
Languages
English (60)
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