Curve Ball Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game

ISBN-10: 038700193X
ISBN-13: 9780387001937
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: Updated with data from the 2002 season, and with new essays on superstar Barry Bonds and the first ever all-Wild-Card World Series, this text explains why standard statistics are of limited usefulness in evaluating a player, developing an  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 4/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Updated with data from the 2002 season, and with new essays on superstar Barry Bonds and the first ever all-Wild-Card World Series, this text explains why standard statistics are of limited usefulness in evaluating a player, developing an inning-by-inning strategy, or predicting the top team.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction
Simple Models from Tabletop Baseball Games
Exploring Baseball Data
Introducing Probability
Situational Effects
Streakiness (Or, The Hot Hand)
Measuring Offensive Performance
Average Runs per Play
The Curvature of Baseball
Making Sense of Baseball Strategy
Measuring Clutch Play
Prediction
Did the Best Team Win?
Post-Game Comments (A Brief Afterword)
Appendix: Baseball Games
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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