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The hidden game of baseball : a revolutionary approach to baseball and its statistics

Author: John Thorn; Pete Palmer; David Reuther; Keith Law
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©1985
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third edition, enlargedView all editions and formats
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Long before Moneyball became a sensation, or Nate Silver turned the knowledge he'd honed on baseball into electoral gold, the authors were using statistics to shake the foundations of the game. In  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Miscellanea
Statistics
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thorn, John, 1947-
Hidden game of baseball.
(DLC) 2014037002
(OCoLC)887849321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Thorn; Pete Palmer; David Reuther; Keith Law
ISBN: 9780226276830 022627683X
OCLC Number: 904338993
Notes: "Originally published by Doubleday & Company, Inc. in 1984"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The music of sphere and ash --
What's wrong with traditional baseball statistics --
The new statistics --
The linear weights system --
There's no place like home --
The theory of relativity and other absolute truths --
The good old days are now --
The book ... and the computer --
Rising to the occasion --
44 percent of baseball --
Measuring the unmeasurable --
What makes teams win --
Great single-season performances --
The ultimate baseball statistic --
Rumblings in the pantheon.
Responsibility: John Thorn and Pete Palmer with David Reuther ; foreword by Keith Law.

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