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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 & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Hirsch, Sheldon, 1955-
Beauty of short hops.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2011
(DLC) 2010054077
(OCoLC)689522313
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Hirsch; Alan Hirsch
ISBN: 9780786485840 0786485841
OCLC Number: 716062748
Description: 1 online resource (v, 206 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; 1. Where Moneyball Went Wrong; 2. Where Sabermetrics Goes Wrong; 3. The Third Wave; 4. Two Cheers for Sabermetrics; 5. What Makes Baseball; 6. One Normal Crazy Season; 7. Miscellany Matters; Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index.
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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