Beauty of Short Hops How Chance and Circumstance Confound the Moneyball Approach to Baseball
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Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Sabermetrics, which evaluates baseball through largely objective methods involving statistics, has taken over the sport in recent years. This critical text exposes the fatal flaws of sabermetrics, demonstrating how it fails on its own terms, as it cannot evaluate baseball in terms of social science and offers only limited guidance for assembling a team and managing games. Drawing on examples from baseball past and present, and taking particular note of odd plays and personalities, baseball is presented and examined as a compelling and vibrant sport--a vision that has been blocked by the obsession with numbers ushered in by sabermetrics.
Michael Frost is professor of evangelism and missions at Morling College in Sydney, Australia, and a Baptist minister. He is the author of Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture and the coauthor of ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church.Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and a founder of shapevine.com. He is the author of The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church and The Forgotten Ways Handbook.
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