About the Author
Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 1980s with his Baseball Abstracts
. He has been tearing down preconceived notions about America's national pastime ever since. He is currently the Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox. James lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife, Susan McCarthy, and three children.Rob Neyer
has written about baseball for ESPN.com since 1996 and appears regularly on ESPNews. He has written four baseball books, including The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers
(with Bill James) and Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups.
His website, www.robneyer.com, contains additional material related to this and his other books.