## 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 real-world examples from historical and modern-day teams, Ross shows:• Why on-base and slugging percentages are more important than batting averages • How professional odds makers predict the length of a seven-game 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 stats-obsessed 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 - Bob Byrne - GoodreadsI teach high school mathematics. I'm always looking for ways to unpack concepts in a way that adolescents will understand. Dr. Ross does an excellent job of explaining statistics and probability in ... 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 | |

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