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Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong Paperback – Feb 27 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (Feb. 27 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465005470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465005475
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 753 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Who deserves recognition as the best baseball player of all time--Barry Bonds or Babe Ruth? The stuff of endless debates among baseball fans, such questions come into sharp focus when the experts of Baseball Prospectus start parsing their trove of statistics. Looking, for instance, at the Bonds-versus-Ruth issue, the BP statisticians systematically adjust the two stars' numbers to reflect changes in parks, in level of competition, and in training technology as they establish that although Ruth still holds the overall edge, Bonds could overtake him with a couple more good seasons. But these baseball mavens look beyond the performance of individual players, as they examine entire teams (the '04 Red Sox and '01 Diamondbacks, for instance) and even whole epochs (the golden era of 1949--57). BP numbers help readers see the world beyond the diamond as well, clarifying the economic pressures that push marginal players to use steroids and are increasingly pushing working-class fans right out of the stadiums their taxes are subsidizing. A valuable reference for baseball fans and cultural critics alike. Bryce Christensen
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Baseball Prospectus is the top statistical web site in baseball and is extensively used, in print and on air, by a wide range of major broadcasters, magazines, and daily newspapers that cover Major League Baseball.


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Amazingly detailed analysis! If you're a fan of sabermetrics, and the Moneyball-era, you'll love this read. Incredible.
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Highly recommended anthology of papers written by the first generation of B-P writers. Several of the pieces in this book are now regarded as classics of the new baseball statistical analysis.
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Wow, almost had to get back to school to read this one! Lots of mathematical explanations abouts stats and mostly new ways to look a them. I loved this book, and i'll read it one more time eventually to be sure i've got everything to know in this bible.
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If you are a statistics fanatic and think like a rocket scientist then this book is for you. I am not and was completely baffled by what I thought was useless information.
The authors have done a great job of amassing everything you didn't want to know about baseball and put their own spin on it.
After reading this book you may see baseball with different eyes - good or bad.
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Although a little bit dated, it's a must read for anyone that wants to compare history's greatest baseball players on an even playing field and fantasy players looking for insight on the next great MLB player looking to make the jump from the MiLB.

It is definitely not a casual read. To get anything from the book, you have to devote some serious attention to it. To really get a grasp of a topic, I've had to re-read paragraphs and sometimes entire pages to fully understand.
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