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

Author: Jonah Keri
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For baseball fans young, old, and in between, the ultimate guide to the new statistical thinking that's revolutionizing the game"--Amazon.
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jonah Keri
ISBN: 9780465005475 0465005470
OCLC Number: 77795904
Description: lxii, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 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 --
1-1. What's the matter with RBI? ... and other traditional statistics / Jonah Keri --
1-2. Is David Ortiz a clutch hitter? / Nate Silver --
1-3. Was Billy Martin crazy? / James Click --
2-1. Why are pitchers so unpredictable? / Keith Woolner, Dayn Perry --
2-2. Are teams letting their closers go to waste? / Keith Woolner --
2-3. Five starters or four? : on pitching and stamina / Keith Woolner --
3-1. When does a pitcher earn an earned run? / Dayn Perry --
3-2. Did Derek Jeter deserve the gold glove? / James Click --
3-3. Is Mike Matheny a catching genius? / Keith Woolner --
4-1. What if Rickey Henderson had Pete Incaviglia's legs? / James Click --
4-2. When is one run worth more than two? / James Click --
4-3. Is Joe Torre a Hall of Fame manager? / James Click --
5-1. Why is Mario Mendoza so important / Keith Woolner --
5-2. Is Alex Rodriguez overpaid? / Nate Silver --
5-3. Do players perform better in contract years? / Dayn Perry --
6-1. Do high salaries lead to high ticket prices? / Neil deMause --
6-2. Are new stadiums a good deal? / Neil deMause --
6-3. Does baseball need a salary cap? / Neil deMause --
7-1. What happened to Todd Van Poppel? / Dayn Perry --
7-2. Is there such a thing as a quadruple-a player? / Clay Davenport --
7-3. Why was Kevin Maas a bust? / Nate Silver --
8-1. Can a team have too much pitching? / Steven Goldman --
8-2. How much does Coors Field really matter? / Keith Woolner --
8-3. Is Wayne Huizenga a genius? / Jonah Keri --
9-1. What do statistics tell us about steroids? / Nate Silver --
9-2. What does Mike Redmond know about Tom Glavine? / James Click --
9-3. 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.
Responsibility: Jonah Keri.

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