Practicing Sabermetrics

The past 30 years have seen an explosion in the number and variety of baseball books and articles. Following the lead of pioneers Bill James, John Thorn, and Pete Palmer, researchers have steadily challenged the ways we think about player and team performance—and along the way revised what we thought we knew of baseball history. This book by the authors of Understanding Sabermetrics (2008) goes beyond the explanation of new statistics to demonstrate their use in solving some of the more familiar problems of baseball research, such as how to compare players across generations; how to account for the effects of ballparks and rules changes; and how to measure the effectiveness of the sacrifice bunt or the range of the Gold Glove–winning shortstop. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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  • Author : Gabriel B. Costa,
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • ISBN : 0786454466
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Practicing Sabermetrics

Practicing Sabermetrics
  • Author : Gabriel B. Costa,,Michael R. Huber,John T. Saccoman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 21 October 2009
GET THIS BOOKPracticing Sabermetrics

The past 30 years have seen an explosion in the number and variety of baseball books and articles. Following the lead of pioneers Bill James, John Thorn, and Pete Palmer, researchers have steadily challenged the ways we think about player and team performance—and along the way revised what we thought we knew of baseball history. This book by the authors of Understanding Sabermetrics (2008) goes beyond the explanation of new statistics to demonstrate their use in solving some of the more

Understanding Sabermetrics

Understanding Sabermetrics
  • Author : Gabriel B. Costa,,Michael R. Huber,John T. Saccoman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 07 June 2019
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Interest in Sabermetrics has increased dramatically in recent years as the need to better compare baseball players has intensified among managers, agents and fans, and even other players. The authors explain how traditional measures—such as Earned Run Average, Slugging Percentage, and Fielding Percentage—along with new statistics—Wins Above Average, Fielding Independent Pitching, Wins Above Replacement, the Equivalence Coefficient and others—define the value of players. Actual player statistics are used in developing models, while examples and exercises are

Sabermetrics

Sabermetrics
  • Author : Gabriel B. Costa
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 October 2021
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Sabermetrics: Baseball, Steroids, and How the Game has Changed Over the Past Two Generations offers an introduction to this increasing area of interest to statisticians, students of the game, and many others. Pairing a primer on the applied math with an overview of the origin of the field and its context within baseball today, the work provides an engaging resource for students and interested readers. It includes coverage of relevant baseball history, Bill James and SABR, broken records and steroids.

Reasoning with Sabermetrics

Reasoning with Sabermetrics
  • Author : Gabriel B. Costa,,Michael R. Huber,John T. Saccoman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 17 August 2012
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Sabermetrics, the specialized analysis of baseball through empirical evidence, provides an impartial perspective from which to explore the game. In this work, the third in a series, three mathematicians employ statistical science in an attempt to answer some of baseball’s toughest questions. For instance, how good were the 1961 New York Yankees? How bad were the 1962 Mets? Which team was the best of the Deadball Era? They also strive to determine baseball’s greatest player at various positions. Throughout, the

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 17 March 2004
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is

The Sabermetric Revolution

The Sabermetric Revolution
  • Author : Benjamin Baumer,Andrew Zimbalist
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 16 January 2014
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From the front office to the family room, sabermetrics has dramatically changed the way baseball players are assessed and valued by fans and managers alike. Rocketed to popularity by the 2003 bestseller Moneyball and the film of the same name, the use of sabermetrics to analyze player performance has appeared to be a David to the Goliath of systemically advantaged richer teams that could be toppled only by creative statistical analysis. The story has been so compelling that, over the past

The Baseball Economist

The Baseball Economist
  • Author : J.C. Bradbury
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 26 February 2008
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Freakonomics meets Moneyball in this provocative exposé of baseball’s most fiercely debated controversies and some of its oldest, most dearly held myths. Providing far more than a mere collection of numbers, economics professor and popular blogger J.C. Bradbury shines the light of his economic thinking on baseball, exposing the power of tradeoffs, competition, and incentives. Utilizing his own “sabernomic” approach, Bradbury dissects baseball topics such as: • Did steroids have nothing to do with the recent homerun records? Incredibly,

A Fan's Guide to Baseball Analytics

A Fan's Guide to Baseball Analytics
  • Author : Anthony Castrovince
  • Publisher : Sports Publishing
  • Release : 19 May 2020
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Broken up into sections (pitching, fielding, hitting), this authoritative yet fun and easy guide will help readers young and old fully understand and comprehend the statistics that are the present and future of our national pastime. We all know what a .300 hitter looks like. The same with a 20-game winner. Those numbers are ingrained in our brains. But do they mean as much as we think? Do we feel the same way when we hear a batter has a .390 wOBA?

The Beauty of Short Hops

The Beauty of Short Hops
  • Author : Sheldon Hirsch,Alan Hirsch
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 10 January 2014
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Sabermetrics, the search for objective knowledge about baseball through statistical analysis, has taken over the national pastime. The authors argue that this approach began as a useful corrective but has come to harm baseball. The book demonstrates that the so-called moneyball approach, based on sabermetrics, offers only limited guidance for assembling a team, managing games, and evaluating player performance. Equally important, the obsession with statistics and vision of the game as wholly predictable obscure baseball’s spectacular improvisational quality. It

Analyzing Baseball Data with R, Second Edition

Analyzing Baseball Data with R, Second Edition
  • Author : Max Marchi,Jim Albert,Benjamin S. Baumer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 19 November 2018
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Analyzing Baseball Data with R Second Edition introduces R to sabermetricians, baseball enthusiasts, and students interested in exploring the richness of baseball data. It equips you with the necessary skills and software tools to perform all the analysis steps, from importing the data to transforming them into an appropriate format to visualizing the data via graphs to performing a statistical analysis. The authors first present an overview of publicly available baseball datasets and a gentle introduction to the type of

Beyond Batting Average

Beyond Batting Average
  • Author : Lee Panas
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 01 May 2010
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Over the past few decades, a multitude of advanced hitting, pitching, fielding and base running measures have been introduced to the baseball world. This comprehensive sabermetrics primer will introduce you to these new statistics with easy to understand explanations and examples. It will illustrate the evolution of statistics from simple traditional measures to the more complex metrics of today. You will learn how all the statistics are connected to winning and losing games, how to interpret them, and how to

The Hole Truth

The Hole Truth
  • Author : Bill Felber
  • Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 01 January 2019
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Ever wonder whether Tiger Woods in his prime would have beaten Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, or Jack Nicklaus in their primes? And could any of them have beaten Babe Zaharias? Obviously, if Bobby Jones were returned to life and health and then given his old hickory-shafted mashie, persimmon-headed driver, and rubber-core ball in a match against Jordan Spieth, the outcome would be foreordained. But what if the impact of the training, equipment, courses, and traveling conditions could be neutralized in

The Hidden Game of Baseball

The Hidden Game of Baseball
  • Author : John Thorn,Pete Palmer,David Reuther
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 20 March 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

Sports Data Mining

Sports Data Mining
  • Author : Robert P. Schumaker,Osama K. Solieman,Hsinchun Chen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 10 September 2010
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Data mining is the process of extracting hidden patterns from data, and it’s commonly used in business, bioinformatics, counter-terrorism, and, increasingly, in professional sports. First popularized in Michael Lewis’ best-selling Moneyball: The Art of Winning An Unfair Game, it is has become an intrinsic part of all professional sports the world over, from baseball to cricket to soccer. While an industry has developed based on statistical analysis services for any given sport, or even for betting behavior analysis on