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The Hidden Game of Baseball: A Revolutionary Approach to Baseball and its Statistics (Paperback)
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The Hidden Game of Baseball: A Revolutionary Approach to Baseball and its Statistics (Paperback)

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Paperback 440 Pages / Published: 20/03/2015
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Long before Moneyball became a sensation, or Nate Silver turned the knowledge he'd honed on baseball into electoral gold, John Thorn and Pete Palmer were using statistics to shake the foundations of the game. First published in 1984, The Hidden Game of Baseball ushered in the sabermetric revolution by demonstrating that we were thinking about baseball stats - and thus the game itself - all wrong. Instead of praising sluggers for gaudy RBI totals or pitchers for wins, Thorn and Palmer argued in favor of more subtle measurements that correlated much more closely to the ultimate goal: winning baseball games. The new gospel promulgated by Thorn and Palmer opened the door for a flood of new questions, such as how a ballpark's layout helps or hinders offense or whether a strikeout really is worse than another kind of out. Taking questions like these seriously - and backing up the answers with data-launched a new era, showing fans, journalists, scouts, executives, and even players themselves a new, better way to look at the game. This brand-new edition retains the original, while adding a new introduction by the authors tracing the book's influence. A foreword by ESPN's lead baseball analyst, Keith Law, details the book's central role in the transformation of baseball coverage and team management. Thirty years after its original publication, The Hidden Game is still bringing the high heat - a true classic of baseball literature.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226242484
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 663 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
Edition: 3rd Third Edition, Enlarged ed.

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