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James examines the history, politics and voting decisions surrounding the controversial elections to baseball's Hall of Fame.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
George F. Will Bill James has a genius for igniting fascinating baseball arguments, and an enviable talent for winning a lot of them. This book demonstrates why, were there a Cooperstown for baseball conversationalists, James would already be enshrined there.
Daniel Okrent Once again, typical James: informative, insightful, amusing, and utterly persuasive. It will, I should add, be absolutely infuriating to the remaining baseball Luddites who don't realize what a genius Bill James is.
Richard Corliss Time For 452 sizzling pages, the game's premier stats solon and most passionate fan stir-fries the old debate about who does and doesn't deserve to be [in the Hall of Fame].
Dan Gutman Newsday Let's just let Bill James decide who belongs in the Hall of Fame. He's proven that he knows more about baseball than anybody in the whole world....
Loaded with facts, logical arguments, and counter-arguments from various perspectives, and some very clever dry humor to boot. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pete Birmingham
Great book, but I docked it one point for the title. The original title,"The Politics of Glory," was perfect.Published 14 months ago by Capybara12
Bill James is the dean of baseball statistics for a reason, and that reason's readily apparent when he's on a roll. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bill Slocum
Yes, it's a pretty long book, and very thorough as well. Bill James' argues both sides of an issue so well, you'll find yourself agreeing with everything he says until he comes to... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jesse Radin
I enjoyed this book as I do most of Bill's work. I especially like that he agrees with me that Ken Boyer belongs in the Hall.Published 22 months ago by Brian K. Brinkman
I have always been intrigued by Bill James. He is most likely the premier baseball scholar of all time. Read morePublished on April 5, 2011 by Patrick M. Carroll
Serious students of the grand old game and its magic are by now well familiar with the name Bill James. Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by Leo Anderson