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The beauty of short hops : how chance and circumstance confound the moneyball approach to baseball

Author: Sheldon Hirsch; Alan Hirsch
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
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"This critical text exposes the fatal flaws of sabermetrics, demonstrating how it fails on its own terms, as it cannot evaluate baseball in terms of social science and offers only limited guidance for assembling a team and managing games. Drawing on examples from baseball past and present, baseball is presented and examined as a compelling and vibrant sport"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Hirsch; Alan Hirsch
ISBN: 9780786462889 0786462884
OCLC Number: 689522313
Description: v, 206 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Sheldon Hirsch and Alan Hirsch.

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"This critical text exposes the fatal flaws of sabermetrics, demonstrating how it fails on its own terms, as it cannot evaluate baseball in terms of social science and offers only limited guidance for assembling a team and managing games. Drawing on examples from baseball past and present, baseball is presented and examined as a compelling and vibrant sport"--Provided by publisher.

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