Practicing Sabermetrics
  • Author : Gabriel B. Costa,
  • Release Date : 21 October 2009
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9780786454464

Practicing Sabermetrics Book Summary

The past 30 years have seen an explosion in the number and variety of baseball books and articles. Following the lead of pioneers Bill James, John Thorn, and Pete Palmer, researchers have steadily challenged the ways we think about player and team performance—and along the way revised what we thought we knew of baseball history. This book by the authors of Understanding Sabermetrics (2008) goes beyond the explanation of new statistics to demonstrate their use in solving some of the more familiar problems of baseball research, such as how to compare players across generations; how to account for the effects of ballparks and rules changes; and how to measure the effectiveness of the sacrifice bunt or the range of the Gold Glove–winning shortstop. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Practicing Sabermetrics

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Author : Gabriel B. Costa,,Michael R. Huber,John T. Saccoman
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The past 30 years have seen an explosion in the number and variety of baseball books and articles. Following the lead of pioneers Bill James, John Thorn, and Pete Palmer, researchers have steadily challenged the ways we think about player and team performance—and along the way revised what we thought ...

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