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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.
As always James and Neyer offer offer unusual and interesting insight. This book is for the fan who enjoys an in-depth look at baseball.Published 6 months ago by Dennis L. Morgan
Once again, these two men give you a look at a side of the game not normally explored. Their books are incredibly easy to read and draw you in immediately. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cornell Hurd
Good book! References many pitchers and the pitches they threw. Very thorough. Would recommend to any baseball fan or stat geek.Published on February 18, 2013 by roseramsey
This is a much needed book, but is not 100% complete and should be viewed as a work in progress. I liked the section on pitches in the beginning but would like to see more info... Read morePublished on December 17, 2009 by Pete
This book was a huge disappointment. It masks a baffling lack of detail by taking up so many pages. Don't bother.Published on September 4, 2009 by Joey Bocker
In reading this book, you can see the differences between the two writers - in fact, gimme a sentence or two and I can probably tell you which one wrote what - but I think I... Read morePublished on June 27, 2007 by Jeff Bullock
I make no bones about being a loyal Bill James-ite, so when I found out he and his old running buddy Rob Neyer (now of ESPN) were working on a book about pitchers and pitches, I... Read morePublished on January 9, 2005 by Ray Anselmo
A huge disappointment. I expected more of a comparison of pitchers maybe by era or some more depth to the text maybe focusing on interesting hi- and low-lites of their careers... Read morePublished on September 10, 2004 by Brian Maitland
I love Bill James. His best books (the 1980s and Historical Abstracts) can be read again and again, although James himself would probably yell at you if you did so, telling you to... Read morePublished on September 3, 2004 by K. Graham