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Baseball's complete players : ratings of total-season performance for the greatest players of the 20th century

Author: Michael Hoban
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Who had the better season in 1980: George Brett, who batted a phenomenal .390 with 24 home runs, or Mike Schmidt, who clouted 48 homers and hit a ho-hum .286? The author, using what he calls the Hoban Effectiveness Quotient (HEQ), says the answer is Schmidt - and it's not even close." "The HEQ is baseball's first objective total-season statistic. Some might see this work as controversial, because finally we get an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hoban
ISBN: 078640633X 9780786406333
OCLC Number: 42726216
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Dream --
2. Ground Rules --
3. HEQ Offensive Score --
4. HEQ Defensive Score --
5. Complete Players --
6. Catchers --
7. Outfielders --
8. Infielders --
9. Hall of Fame Numbers --
A New Meaning --
10. Problem with the "Batting Average" --
11. How Best to Measure the Performance of Baseball Players? --
12. Beyond the HEQ --
The Best 12 Years --
13. HEQ/Hall of Fame Candidates List --
14. Comparing the Players from the First Half to the Second Half of the Century --
15. MVP Awards --
A Look at the Players' Numbers --
16. Gold Glove Awards --
A Look at the Players' Numbers --
17. Most Effective Players of the 20th Century.
Responsibility: by Michael Hoban.

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This baseball reference provides a method for ranking players, using Hoban's Effectiveness Quotient (HEQ). It then ranks players and Hall of Famers by offensive production, defensive reliability and  Read more...

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"gauges a players actual productivity for a given completed season, factoring playing time into its formula. Very interesting stuff"--Sports Collectors Digest

 
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