Baseball Between the Numbers Why Everything You Know about the Game Is Wrong

ISBN-10: 0465005470
ISBN-13: 9780465005475
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

For baseball fans young, old, and in between, the ultimate guide to the new statistical thinking that's revolutionizing the game.

Jonah Keri is a sports and stock market writer. His take on the issues is influenced by objective analysis and biased Canadianism. Jonah's sports writing has appeared at ESPN.com, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. He is also the editor and co-author of Baseball Between the Numbers, among others. Jonah covers the stock market for Investor's Business Daily, and his podcast is one of the Web's most popular sports podcasts.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Pay No Attention to the Glowing, Orange-Eyed Satan-Dog Behind the Closet Door
Batting Practice: Is Barry Bonds Better Than Babe Ruth?
What's the Matter with RBI?...and Other Traditional Statistics
Is David Ortiz a Clutch Hitter?
Was Billy Martin Crazy?
Why Are Pitchers So Unpredictable?
Are Teams Letting Their Closers Go to Waste?
Five Starters or Four? On Pitching and Stamina
When Does a Pitcher Earn an Earned Run?
Did Derek Jeter Deserve the Gold Glove?
Is Mike Matheny a Catching Genius?
What if Rickey Henderson Had Pete Incaviglia's Legs?
When Is One Run Worth More Than Two?
Is Joe Torre a Hall of Fame Manager?
Why Is Mario Mendoza So Important?
Is Alex Rodriguez Overpaid?
Do Players Perform Better in Contract Years?
Do High Salaries Lead to High Ticket Prices?
Are New Stadiums a Good Deal?
Does Baseball Need a Salary Cap?
What Happened to Todd Van Poppel?
Is There Such a Thing as a Quadruple-A Player?
Why Was Kevin Maas a Bust?
Can a Team Have Too Much Pitching?
How Much Does Coors Field Really Matter?
Is Wayne Huizenga a Genius?
What Do Statistics Tell Us About Steroids?
What Does Mike Redmond Know About Tom Glavine?
Why Doesn't Billy Beane's Shit Work in the Playoffs?
Extra Innings: Can Stats and Scouts Get Along?
Notes
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index
The Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts

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