The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2008

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Bryan Tsao, Carolina Bolado, Joe Distelheim
ACTA Publications, Nov 1, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 366 pages
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The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2008 is indispensable for serious baseball fans. It is the best place to innovative stats combined with accurate and piercing analysis. This comprehensive book covers the entire 2007 season from the first pitch to the last out, and it is also the first book of its kind to include a review of the postseason and World Series.It also includes: Detailed reviews of how 2007 played out in each of baseballs six divisions Cutting-edge statistics such as Win Shares and Win Probability Added Comprehensive team stats and graphs Team-by-team individual hitting and fielding numbers Articles on Barry Bonds and the homerun milestone, racial integration in baseball, and an in-depth look at GM Dave Dombrowski of the 2006 AL Champion Detroit Tigers
  

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Although the book shows it's 2008 Annual, it really only deals with the 2008 season in passing, as it's solely focuses on the recently completed 2007 season. Excellent look back book for fans to use to tide them over the winter months waiting for spring to bloom. Read full review

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Contents

Season The Months of 2007 in History
100
National League East Review 25 Signals and Noise
119
National League Central Review 29 The Best Fielding Teams of 2007
127
The Postseason Sweeps 35 by John Beamer
136
The Story Stat 44 by Tom M Tango
147
The Deadspin Spin on 2007 51 by Tom M Tango
153
by David Vincent Do Managers Matter?
159
The Business of Baseball Report 78 Now You Has Stats
184
Dave Dombrowski 92 Atlanta Braves
217
Boston Red Sox
225
Chicago White Sox
234
Cleveland Indians
243
Detroit Tigers
252
Houston Astros
261
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
269
Milwaukee Brewers
277

Thinking Ahead 83 American League Leaderboards
194
The Growing Game Abroad The Changing
201
New York Mets
285
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The Hardball Times is a think tank of baseball writers who create provocative, insightful and entertaining baseball analyses, as well as produce their unique statistics, graphs and essays. Their website www.hardballtimes.com, is updated daily throughout the year on all things baseball.

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