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Who deserves recognition as the best baseball player of all time--Barry Bonds or Babe Ruth? The stuff of endless debates among baseball fans, such questions come into sharp focus when the experts of Baseball Prospectus start parsing their trove of statistics. Looking, for instance, at the Bonds-versus-Ruth issue, the BP statisticians systematically adjust the two stars' numbers to reflect changes in parks, in level of competition, and in training technology as they establish that although Ruth still holds the overall edge, Bonds could overtake him with a couple more good seasons. But these baseball mavens look beyond the performance of individual players, as they examine entire teams (the '04 Red Sox and '01 Diamondbacks, for instance) and even whole epochs (the golden era of 1949--57). BP numbers help readers see the world beyond the diamond as well, clarifying the economic pressures that push marginal players to use steroids and are increasingly pushing working-class fans right out of the stadiums their taxes are subsidizing. A valuable reference for baseball fans and cultural critics alike. Bryce Christensen
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This is one of my favorite go to baseball books. Lots of stats and information you can't find elsewhere.Published 2 months ago by Gary
An excellent title for me as a nerd who doesn't understand baseball very well. The interesting collection of articles was fascinating and I learned much about the statistical side... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Fable Fan
An excellent introduction to the core elements of modern strategic thinking about baseball.Published 8 months ago by D. Hiemforth
This is a well done book about every stat you never knew. And some you never wanted to... but a very worthwhile guide. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Max Bville
A gift for a friend. I am told it is 800 pages and for baseball statistic geeks.Published 9 months ago by M. Bell
Certainly not a light and easy read, but if you enjoy statistics and baseball this book is incredible. Read morePublished 12 months ago by LS
If you like numbers and baseball you may be able to read this but, really, it is a reference book with interesting anecdotes. Keep it in your bathroom but don't try to read it.Published 15 months ago by mdbiker