The Hidden Game of Baseball: A Revolutionary Approach to Baseball and Its Statistics

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Doubleday, 1984 - Sports & Recreation - 419 pages
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Discusses the significance of baseball statistics, analyzes baseball strategy, and looks at the factors that contribute to a team's success

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Thorough study of baseball players using statistical methods that remain uncommon over 30 years after the book was written. Ground-breaking at the time and still relatively unconventional today. I would have enjoyed my college statistics class much more with this as the textbook. Read full review

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One of the granddaddys of sabermetrics, this book is. The fielding formulas aren't useful, but the framework for Batting Runs in this book is one of the best things ever in baseball analytics. Read full review


The Music of the Sphere and Ash
Whats Wrong with Traditional Baseball Statistics
The New Statistics

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John Thorn was named the Official Baseball Historian for Major League Baseball by Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig in 2011.? Thorn founded and edits"Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game, "a semiannual scholarly publication. He was the coauthor of "Total Baseball, "a well-known baseball book, and many other baseball books, notably "The Hidden Game of Baseball. "He often appears on ESPN, the History Channel, and the MLB Network. He was the chief consultant and on-screen historian for Ken Burns's series "Baseball." He serves as publishing consultant to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Museum of the City of New York.

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