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Didn't it occur to Mr. Goldman that if he came up as a third baseman, he would not have been a lefty thrower?
It's more history than analysis, if you understand my idea at the difference -- not badly done by any means, but not what I'm looking for in a book like this.
First, it's edited, not written by one person, and so the writing is not always uniform--a bit like an anthology of short stories by different authors.
It starts with an interesting idea. Take the boys and girls (those words are used fondly) who put together the annual Baseball Prospectus book, and sick them on pennant races of... Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by WDX2BB
If you're really into baseball stats & second-guessing history, then this book is for you. Most of the pennant races have been talked about before in better books.Published on January 10, 2012 by voracious reader
As other reviewers noted, they definitely needed a good editor for this book. I lost interest after coming across several errors on the 1964 pennant race. Read morePublished on May 4, 2011 by S. M. Stenby
As would be expected coming from the statistical Baseball Prospectus group this entry is chock full of data and analysis concerning a number of past close pennant races. Read morePublished on October 27, 2008 by Michael L. Slavin
Baseball Prospectus is a premium web-site that engages in both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Read morePublished on September 16, 2008 by Frank L. Greenagel Jr.