Behind-the-scenes Baseball: Real-life Applications of Statistical Analysis Actually Used by Major League Teams-- and Other Stories from the Inside

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ACTA Sports, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 311 pages
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For the baseball fan wondering why, when and how analytical managers and GMs make key decisions in a game and over a season, this insider's book explains the practical uses of statistics in baseball. Written in three parts, Behind-the-Scenes Baseball begins with stories from Doug Decatur's long career as a statistical consultant. Part Two is the GM IQ Test, a test of what every major league manager and GM should know?but doesn?t. Questions are multiple choice, true/false, and essay format. Part Three is a concise look at the Houston Astros 2004 run for the pennant. There is also a short epilogue comparing the Astros? 2004 and 2005 seasons.

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Contents

Introduction
9
Stories from One of Baseballs First Statistical Consultants
17
Part Three
255
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Doug Decatur lives in Williamsburg, Ohio, with his wife Caitlin and their two sons Stephen and Joseph. Decatur has worked as a statistical consultant for the Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros and player agent Myles Shoda.

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