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Stathead baseball : how data changed the sport

Author: Eric Braun
Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Compass Point Books, [2019]
Series: Stathead sports
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In pro baseball today, it's good to be a stathead. Managers use stats to decide who should be in the lineup each game, where fielders should be positioned, and when to signal for a bunt or a steal. Players use stats to prepare for games and to get an edge from the first pitch to the final out. And sports reporters rely on data to explain the game. Today's baseball fans, who always want to be in the know, get more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Statistics
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Braun, Eric, 1971-
Stathead baseball.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Compass Point Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2018027117
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Braun
ISBN: 9781543514490 1543514499 9781543514537 1543514537
OCLC Number: 1039191058
Target Audience: Ages 9-14.
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: How a stat ruined one team's season --
Baseball has always loved numbers --
A new way of thinking about stats --
Small changes take hold --
Advanced statistics go mainstream --
The next frontier.
Series Title: Stathead sports
Responsibility: by Eric Braun.

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"In pro baseball today, it's good to be a stathead. Managers use stats to decide who should be in the lineup each game, where fielders should be positioned, and when to signal for a bunt or a steal. Players use stats to prepare for games and to get an edge from the first pitch to the final out. And sports reporters rely on data to explain the game. Today's baseball fans, who always want to be in the know, get more out of the action by joining the ranks of the statheads"--

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