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Mathematician at the Ballpark Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans

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ISBN-10: 0452287820

ISBN-13: 9780452287822

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ken Ross

List price: $16.00
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In A Mathematician at the Ballpark, professor Ken Ross reveals the math behind the stats. This lively and accessible book shows baseball fans how to harness the power of made predictions and better understand the game. Using real-world examples from historical and modern-day teams, Ross shows: Why on-base and slugging percentages are more important than batting averages How professional odds makers predict the length of a seven-game series How to use mathematics to make smarter bets A Mathematician at the Ballparkis the perfect guide to the science of probability for the stats-obsessed baseball fansand, with a detailed new appendix on fantasy baseball, an essential tool for anyone…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396

James B. Twitchell is professor of English and advertising at the University of Florida and author of many books, including Adcult USAand Lead Us Into Temptation. He is also the author of 20 Ads That Shook the World, For Shame, and Branded Nation.Ken Ross has been a fine art photographer and educator for over thirty years. His photography has been displayed in numerous exhibits and featured in the New York Timesand Esquiremagazine. He has been awarded a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant and a New Jersey Artist Fellowship for the photographs seen in Where Men Hide.

Preface
Who's the Best Hitter?
But Which Team Are You Betting On?
Will You Win the Lottery?
What Would Pete Rose Do?
Will the Yankees Win if Steinbrenner is Gone?
How Long Should the World Series Last?
When Should You Stop Betting?
What About Streaks?
Now a Word from Our Statisticians
The Binomial Theorem
Annotated Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index