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The baseball economist : the real game exposed

Publisher: New York : Penguin, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A survey of some of professional baseball's controversies and myths draws on the latest economic and statistical methods to discuss such topics as steroid use, the practice of lobbying for balls and strikes, and the over-valuing of specific players.
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780452289024 0452289025
OCLC Number: 166382403
Notes: "A Plume book."
Description: xiii, 337 pages : illustrations, charts ; 22 cm
Contents: Part one On the field; Accidents happen...but more so in the American league; The legendary power of the on-deck hitter; The extinct left-handed catcher; Lobbying for balls and strikes --
Part two: Almost off the field; How good is Leo Mazzone?; The big city vs. small city problem; The marlins and indians? C'mon; The evolution of baseball talent; The steriods game --
Part three: Way off the field; Innovating to win; scouts vs. stat-heads; How to judge a hitter or a pitcher; What is a ballplayer worth? --
Part four: What field?; Is major league baseball a monopoly?; Bud the benevolent; Expansion and the invisible hand --
epilogue
Responsibility: J.C. Bradbury.

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A survey of some of professional baseball's controversies and myths draws on the latest economic and statistical methods to discuss such topics as steroid use, the practice of lobbying for balls and strikes, and the over-valuing of specific players.

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