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The new ballgame : understanding baseball statistics for the casual fan

Author: Glenn Guzzo
Publisher: Skokie, IL : ACTA Sports, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On base percentage. Earned run average. Fielding percentage. Runs created. Win shares. These are just some of the terms bandied around the water cooler nowadays when people discuss the great American pastime. Like it or not, statistics have become the coin of the realm in baseball, and this book provides a user friendly explanation of the increasingly complex statistics used in the game. Key features of the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Guzzo
ISBN: 9780879463182 087946318X
OCLC Number: 123083947
Description: 167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Glenn Guzzo.

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On base percentage. Earned run average. Fielding percentage. Runs created. Win shares. These are just some of the terms bandied around the water cooler nowadays when people discuss the great American pastime. Like it or not, statistics have become the coin of the realm in baseball, and this book provides a user friendly explanation of the increasingly complex statistics used in the game. Key features of the book include definitions for many of the stats used in baseball, historical breakdown of the use of statistics, keeping score during a game, reading a box score, real-life application of stats on television, fantasy/simulation baseball games, and the future of statistics in baseball.

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