Great book; well worth it for the sabrmetrically interested. Book came quickly and in great condition. Very happy with this purchase and the process.Published on May 26, 2009 by Steven W. Flanders
A reader said earlier, if someone other than James wrote this book, no one would care. This is probably true. Read morePublished on June 16, 2004 by Thomas P. Burwell
This book is the sort of thing us stats geeks dream of. With Win Shares Bill James may have come closer than anyone else to developing a statistical system that objectively... Read morePublished on June 10, 2004 by Kari L. Black
Bill James' Win Shares is the quintessence of baseball sabermetrics. Although he doesn't call the Win Shares method an end-all way to rate players, I disagree. Read morePublished on May 3, 2003 by mat
Another great Bill James effort. His "New Historical Abstract" had introduced us to the "Win Shares" approach, and here, he fleshes it out. Read morePublished on December 17, 2002 by Mark Cannon
I can't remember the last time I was this disappointed in a book. James, at his lowest professional point, converts subjectivity into numbers with the goal of somehow legitimizing... Read morePublished on December 12, 2002
First, I am impressed by the quality and thoughtfulness of the reviews here.
Second, I agree with those who thought it was unnecessary for Bill to beat up on Pete Palmer's... Read more
A number of other reviewers have critisized Bill James' latest effort. While he does address the downsides to Pete Palmer's system, and then proclaim not to be "judging... Read morePublished on August 15, 2002 by "avon345"
I was very disappointed in a couple of aspects of the book.
First, I thought Bill spent way too much time dissing Pete Palmer and his
system. Read more