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The baseball economist : the real game exposed

Author: J C Bradbury
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton, [2007]. ©2007
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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J C Bradbury
ISBN: 9780525949930 0525949933
OCLC Number: 71237309
Description: xiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
pt. 1. On the field --
1. Accidents happen--
but more so in the American League --
2. The legendary power of the on-deck hitter --
3. The extinct left-handed catcher --
4. Lobbying for balls and strikes --
pt. 2. Almost off the field --
5. How good is Leo Mazzone? --
6. The big city vs. small city problem --
7. The Marlins and Indians? c'mon --
8. The evolution of baseball talent --
9. The steroids game --
pt. 3. Way off the field --
10. Innovating to win --
11. Scouts vs. stat-heads --
12. How to judge a hitter or a pitcher --
13. What is a ballplayer worth? --
pt. 4. What field? --
14. Is major league baseball a monopoly? --
15. Bud the Benevolent --
16. Expansion and the invisible hand --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Appendices --
A.A simple guide to multiple regression analysis --
B. Baseball statistics glossary --
C. Useful websites --
D. Player values --
Endnotes --
Bibliography --
Index.
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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Pretty Good

by psw (WorldCat user published 2009-03-15) Good Permalink

This book is pretty good. I do think that the author spends too much time (ie pages) covering each subject. The logic is sound most of the time, although it is always difficult to really nail a revenue to success model with so many intangibles existing in the world of baseball. 

 

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