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Practicing sabermetrics : putting the science of baseball statistics to work

Author: Gabriel B Costa; Michael R Huber; John T Saccoman
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2009. ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Costa, Gabriel B.
Practicing sabermetrics.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2009027463
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel B Costa; Michael R Huber; John T Saccoman
ISBN: 9780786454464 0786454466 0786441771 9780786441778
OCLC Number: 489284601
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 232 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Table of Contents --
Preface --
1. What Is Sabermetrics and What Does It Do? --
2. Traditional Offensive Statistics --
3. Traditional Defensive Statistics --
4. Relativity and Normalization --
5. Park Factors --
6. Runs Created --
7. Win Shares --
8. Linear Weights Batting Runs --
9. Linear Weights Pitching Runs --
10. Linear Weights Fielding and Base-Stealing Runs --
11. WHIP and Similar Statistics --
12. Weighted Pitcher's Rating --
13. Base-Out Percentage and Total Average --
14. OPS, POP and the SLOB --
15. Total Power Quotient --
16. Isolated Power, Power Factor and Power Average --
17. Power-Speed Number --
18. Range Factor --
19. Hoban Effectiveness Quotient --
20. Equivalence Coefficient --
21. Predicting with the Use of Regression --
22. Higher Mathematics Used in Sabermetrics --
23. Potpourri --
Appendix A --
Appendix B --
Appendix C --
Appendix D --
Sources --
About the Authors --
Responsibility: Gabriel B. Costa, Michael R. Huber, and John T. Saccoman.


Baseball fans are often passionate about statistics, but true numbers fanatics want to go beyond the 'baseball card' stats and make comparisons through other objective means. This book uses algebra  Read more...


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