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The Baseball Economist: The Real Game Exposed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525949933, Hardcover)Baseball fans have seen it all. They've seen the stats. They know what is really going on out there on the field, right? Well, maybe.
Now comes The Baseball Economist exposing the shadow game behind all the baseball stories in the news. Find out what is really happening on the field-and off it. Economics professor J.C. Bradbury, one of our most popular baseball bloggers and the authority sports reporters love to quote, delivers eye-opening revelations in this his first book:
Did steroids have nothing to do with the recent home run records? Incredibly, Bradbury's research reveals steroids had little statistical significance.
Does it help to lobby for balls and strikes? How would Babe Ruth perform in today's game? And who killed all the left handed catchers anyway? The Baseball Economist has lucid powerful insights into all the old and new questions about the great game.
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A survey of some of professional baseball's controversies and myths draws on the latest economic and statistical methods to discuss such topics as steroid use, the practice of lobbying for balls and strikes, and the over-valuing of specific players.
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