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The only rule is it has to work : our wild experiment building a new kind of baseball team

Author: Ben Lindbergh; Sam Miller, (Sportswriter)
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"It's the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies-- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That's what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics.  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Lindbergh; Sam Miller, (Sportswriter)
ISBN: 9781627795647 1627795642
OCLC Number: 922169343
Description: 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Sonoma Stompers : opening day roster --
Not joking at all --
Sonoma dreaming --
Modern baseball --
Tryouts --
Spreadsheet guys --
No feel --
Taking the field --
Technical difficulties --
Breaking barriers --
Fehball --
Pulling the trigger --
Evidences --
Sands of time --
Burn the ships --
It is high, it is far ... --
The Sonoma Stompers : final team statistics.
Responsibility: Ben Lindbergh + Sam Miller.

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"It's the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies-- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That's what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read"--

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