A Mathematician at the Ballpark: Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans (Google eBook)In A Mathematician at the Ballpark, professor Ken Ross reveals the math behind the stats. This lively and accessible book shows baseball fans how to harness the power of made predictions and better understand the game. Using realworld examples from historical and modernday teams, Ross shows: • Why onbase and slugging percentages are more important than batting averages • How professional odds makers predict the length of a sevengame series • How to use mathematics to make smarter bets A Mathematician at the Ballpark is the perfect guide to the science of probability for the statsobsessed baseball fans—and, with a detailed new appendix on fantasy baseball, an essential tool for anyone involved in a fantasy league. 
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User Review  Justin B.  GoodreadsIt was fine. Gave new perspective on the mathematical side of baseball. Read full review
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User Review  Robert  GoodreadsNot enough baseball and too much on betting, but still liked it. What could be better than baseball and stats? Read full review
Contents
Some Mathematics  
A Formula  
Betting Strategies  
The System  
The Experiment  
How It Worked Out  
Key Results  
DoubleorNothing Story  
DoubleorNothing Story II  
Infinite Sums  
Other Stopping Strategies  
General Case  
Infinitely Rich Case  
General Case  
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