Smart baseball : the story behind the old stats that are ruining the game, the new ones that are running it, and the right way to think about baseball
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New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017].
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9780062490223, 0062490222
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Published
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017].
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Book
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viii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780062490223, 0062490222

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Includes index.
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"For decades, statistics such as batting average, saves recorded, and pitching won-lost records have been used to measure individual players' and teams' potential and success. But in the past fifteen years, a revolutionary new standard of measurement-- sabermetrics-- has been embraced by front offices in Major League Baseball and among fantasy baseball enthusiasts. But while sabermetrics is recognized as being smarter and more accurate, traditionalists, including journalists, fans, and managers, stubbornly believe that the 'old' way-- a combination of outdated numbers and "gut" instinct-- is still the best way. Baseball, they argue, should be run by people, not by numbers. In this informative and provocative book, the ESPN analyst and senior baseball writer demolishes a century's worth of accepted wisdom, making the definitive case against the long-established view. Armed with concrete examples from different eras of baseball history, logic, a little math, and lively commentary, he shows how the allegiance to these numbers-- dating back to the beginning of the professional game-- is firmly rooted not in accuracy or success, but in baseball's irrational adherence to tradition. While Law gores sacred cows, from clutch performers to RBIs to the infamous save rule, he also demystifies sabermetrics, explaining what these "new" numbers really are and why they're vital. He also considers the game's future, examining how teams are using Data-- from PhDs to sophisticated statistical databases-- to build future rosters; changes that will transform baseball and all of professional sports."--,Amazon.com

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Law, K. (2017). Smart baseball: the story behind the old stats that are ruining the game, the new ones that are running it, and the right way to think about baseball (First edition.). William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Law, Keith, 1973-. 2017. Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Law, Keith, 1973-. Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Law, Keith. Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball First edition., William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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