WorldCat Identities

James, Bill 1949-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 7,658 library holdings
Genres: History  True crime stories  Biography  Periodicals  Records (Sports) 
Roles: Author
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 )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,142 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 )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the history of baseball that provides a decade-by-decade history of the sport from the 1870s through the 1990s and profiles of the top one hundred players at each position in major league baseball history
The Bill James historical baseball abstract by Bill James( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical overview of baseball including anecdotes, statistics, player ratings and records
The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery by Bill James( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Jewelry and valuables were left in plain sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villisca, Iowa murders, received national attention. But few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station. When celebrated baseball statistician and true crime expert Bill James first learned about these crimes, he began to investigate others that might fit the same pattern. Applying the analytical acumen he brings to baseball analysis, he empirically determined which crimes were committed by the same person. Then after sifting through thousands of local newspapers, court transcripts and public records, he and his daughter Rachel made an astonishing discovery. They learned the true identity of this monstrous criminal, and in turn, uncovered one of the deadliest serial killers in American history"--
The politics of glory : how baseball's Hall of Fame really works by Bill James( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 547 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 )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 309 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 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neyer/James guide to pitchers : an historical compendium of pitching, pitchers, and pitches by Bill James( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 163 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
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 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whatever happened to the Hall of Fame? : baseball, Cooperstown, and the politics of glory by Bill James( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing about the merits of players is the baseball fan's second favorite pastime and every year the Hall of Fame elections spark heated controversy. In a book that's sure to thrill--and infuriate--countless fans, Bill James takes a hard look at the Hall, probing its history, its politics and, most of all, its decisions
The man from the train by Bill James( Recording )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Jewelry and valuables were left in plain sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villasca, Iowa, murders, received national attention. But few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station. When celebrated baseball statistician and true crime expert Bill James first learned about these horrors, he began to investigate others that might fit the same pattern. Applying the same know-how he brings to his baseball analysis, he empirically determined which crimes were committed by the same person. Then after sifting through thousands of local newspapers, court transcripts, and public records, he and his daughter Rachel made an astonishing discovery: they learned the true identity of this monstrous criminal
The Bill James baseball abstract by Bill James( )

in English and held by 112 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 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Dahlia case. The Manson murders. The Zodiac Killer. The slaughter of JonBenet Ramsay. These killings, among many others in Bill James's astonishing chronicle of the history of American crime, have all created a frenzy of interest and speculation about human nature
The baseball book 1990 by Bill James( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

STATS ... major league handbook by Sports Team Analysis and Tracking Systems( )

in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Baseball book( )

in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bill James baseball abstract, 1982 by Bill James( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill James presents-- STATS all-time major league handbook( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bill James handbook( )

in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill James presents STATS ... major league handbook( )

in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Popular crime : reflections on the celebration of violence
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The new Bill James historical baseball abstractThe politics of glory : how baseball's Hall of Fame really worksThe Bill James guide to baseball managers : from 1870 to todayThe Neyer/James guide to pitchers : an historical compendium of pitching, pitchers, and pitchesWhatever happened to the Hall of Fame? : baseball, Cooperstown, and the politics of gloryPerfect victims : slaughter, sensation and serial killers : an American criminal odysseyBill James presents-- STATS all-time major league handbook
Alternative Names
Bill James Amerikaans statisticus

Bill James bill james

James, George William 1949-

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بيل جيمس إحصائي من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

بیل جیمز

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ビル・ジェームズ

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Languages
English (88)