Smart Baseball

Smart Baseball

The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball

Book - 2017
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"For decades, statistics such as batting average, saves recorded, and pitching won-lost records have been used to measure individual players' and teams' potential and success. But in the past fifteen years, a ... new standard of measurement--sabermetrics--has been embraced by front offices in Major League Baseball and among fantasy baseball enthusiasts. But while sabermetrics is recognized as being smarter and more accurate, traditionalists ... believe that the 'old' way ... is still the best way. Baseball, they argue, should be run by people, not by numbers. In this ... book, [Keith Law examines] a century's worth of accepted wisdom, making the definitive case against the long-established view"--Amazon.com
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062490223
0062490222
Branch Call Number: 796.357 Law
Characteristics: viii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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