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Understanding Sabermetrics: An Introduction to the Science of Baseball…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786433884, Paperback)Born in the 1970s as a radical challenge to traditional baseball statistics, sabermetrics has developed into a new way of understanding many aspects of the game. Its practitioners have created new statistical tools and revised our old ways of thinking about established measures such as the batting average, tactics such as the sacrifice bunt, and even who among the greats was truly great.
This introduction to the basics of sabermetric analysis explains concepts including normalization, peak versus career performance, linear weights and runs created, as well as popular calculations like OPS (On-Base plus Slugging), WHIP (Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched), PF (Park Factor) and others increasingly used by baseball fans.
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Numbers and baseball go together like America and apple pie. Sabermetrics, defined as the "search for objective knowledge about baseball" and "the mathematical and statistical analysis of baseball records" by noted author Bill James who coined the term, has become perhaps the most important baseball evaluation tool available to researchers.
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