The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

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Villard Books, 1988 - Sports & Recreation - 723 pages
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At last available in paperback, the critically acclaimed bestseller that brilliantly analyzes, turns upside down, ranks the best and the worst of, pokes fun at, and shows a completely new way of viewing the game of baseball. Illustrated.

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The Godfather of modern baseball thought and analysis. This book completely and irrevocably changed me from someone who thought that RBI were an important measure of a players ability to someone who ... Read full review

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Picked this up the other day (after not touching it for fifteen years) to see what James had to say about pitching - and how it changed once the home run became a part of every teams offense. Ended up ... Read full review

Contents

THE PLAYERS
267
THE RECORDS
459
Notes on the Second Edition
693
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 80s with his mind-blowing Baseball Abstracts. He has been tearing down preconceived notions about America's pastime ever since. He is currently the Senior Baseball Operations Advisor for the Boston Red Sox.

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