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HUGE book... although it's been updated many times since the original publishing there are still a lot of tidbits of information on each page. Read morePublished 26 days ago by PompousMoose
Bill James has been cooking statistics to support his own prejudices for twenty years. Think about it. Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by antistat
The Historical Baseball Abstract is one of the most important books ever written about baseball. It covers the history of the Major Leagues in a very enlightening and entertaining... Read morePublished on Dec 10 2003 by Jeffrey Lichtman
I like this book, but I must caustion the prospective buyer that Bill James is an acquired taste, even for fans of advanced baseball statistics. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2003
This latest edition shows James at his finest, in the form of numerous essays and thoughts about the game, ranging from the "history" he provides of the game from the... Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2003 by Todd Hawley
This was good, but maybe not as good as I expected. As noted by Michael Lewis in "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game", Bill James has been the unsung hero of a... Read morePublished on July 17 2003 by Randy Given
One of my friends who lives two blocks from Wrigley Field but (inexplicably) does not give a hoot about baseball once commented to me, "I can't stand baseball fans. Read morePublished on July 10 2003 by P. C.
This is by far the most authoritative, informative and entertaining baseball guide around. It is not, however, objective and Bill James does not keep his likes and dislikes well... Read morePublished on June 3 2003 by Lisa Bahrami
How can you not like this book?
Bill James is a stat-head. You already know that. And if this were simply a compilation of obscure stats -- many made up by James himself --... Read more