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Baseball between the numbers : why everything you know about the game is wrong

Author: James Click; Jonah Keri; et al
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2006.
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"In the numbers-obsessed sport of baseball, statistics don't merely record what players, managers, and owners have done. Properly understood, they can tell us how the teams we root for could employ better strategies, put more effective players on the field, and win more games. The revolution in baseball statistics that began in the 1970s is a controversial subject that professionals and fans alike argue over without
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Click; Jonah Keri; et al
ISBN: 0465005969 9780465005963 0465005470 9780465005475
OCLC Number: 62872782
Description: xlii, 454 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pay no attention to the glowing, orange-eyed satan-dog behind the closet door --
Batting practice: Is Barry Bonds better than Babe Ruth? / Nate Silver --
What's the matter with RBI?...and other traditional statistics / Jonah Keri --
Is David Ortiz a clutch hitter? / Nate Silver --
Was Billy Martin crazy? / James Click --
Why are pitchers so unpredictable? / Keith Woolner and Dayn Perry --
Are teams letting their closers go to waste? / Keith Woolner --
Five starters or four? On pitching and stamina / Keith Woolner --
When does a pitcher earn an earned run? / Dayn Perry --
Did Derek Jeter deserve the gold glove? / James Click --
Is Mike Matheny a catching genius? / Keith Woolner --
What if Rickey Henderson had Pete Incaviglia's legs? / James Click --
When is one run worth more than two? / James Click --
Is Joe Torre a Hall of Fame manager? / James Click --
Why is Mario Mendoza so important / Keith Woolner --
Is Alex Rodriguez overpaid? / Nate Silver --
Do players perform better in contract years? / Dayn Perry --
Do high salaries lead to high ticket prices? / Neil deMause --
Are new stadiums a good deal? / Neil deMause --
Does baseball need a salary cap? / Neil deMause --
What happened to Todd Van Poppel? / Dayn Perry --
Is there such a thing as a quadruple-a player? / Clay Davenport --
Why was Kevin Maas a bust? / Nate Silver --
Can a team have too much pitching? / Steven Goldman --
How much does Coors Field really matter? / Keith Woolner --
Is Wayne Huizenga g genius? / Jonah Keri --
What do statistics tell us about steroids? / Nate Silver --
What does Mike Redmond know about Tom Glavine? / James Click --
Why doesn't Billy Beane's shit work in the playoffs? / Nate Silver and Dayn Perry --
Extra innings: can stats and scouts get along? / Dayn Perry.
Other Titles: Baseball prospectus.
Responsibility: by the experts at Baseball Prospectus, James Click ... [et al.] ; edited by Jonah Keri.
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A guide to the statistical thinking that's revolutionizing the game of baseball. This work contains chapters that cover various aspects of the game - such as hitting, pitching and fielding. It also  Read more...

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