Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats that are Ruining the Game, the New Ones that are Running It, and the
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Keith Law., Keith Law|AUTHOR., & Mike Chamberlain|READER. (2017). Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats that are Ruining the Game, the New Ones that are Running It, and the . HarperAudio.

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Keith Law, Keith Law|AUTHOR and Mike Chamberlain|READER. 2017. Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the. HarperAudio.

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Keith Law, Keith Law|AUTHOR and Mike Chamberlain|READER. Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the HarperAudio, 2017.

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Keith Law, Keith Law|AUTHOR, and Mike Chamberlain|READER. Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the HarperAudio, 2017.

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