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Baseball Prospectus 2020
by Baseball Prospectus

Language

English

Pages

3567

Publication Date

February 17, 2020

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The 2020 edition of <i>The New York Times</i>聽Bestselling Guide.<br /><br />PLAY BALL! The 25th edition of this industry-leading baseball annual contains all of the important statistics, player predictions and insider-level commentary that readers have come to expect, along with significant improvements to several statistics that were created by, and are exclusive to, <i>Baseball Prospectus</i>, and an expanded focus on international players and teams.<br /><br /><i>Baseball Prospectus 2020</i>聽provides fantasy players and insiders alike with prescient PECOTA projections, which <i>The New York Times</i>聽called 鈥渢he 眉berforecast of every player鈥檚 performance.鈥?<br /><br />With more than 50 <i>Baseball Prospectus</i>聽alumni currently working for major-league baseball teams, nearly every organization has sought the advice of current or former BP analysts, and readers of <i>Baseball Prospectus 2020聽</i>will understand why!
The Boys of Summer (Aurum Sports Classics)
by Roger Kahn

Language

English

Pages

560

Publication Date

August 01, 2013

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This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the colour barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is a book fathers and sons and about the making of modern America. 'At a point in life when one is through with boyhood, but has not yet discovered how to be a man, it was my fortune to travel with the most marvelously appealing of teams.' Sentimental because it holds such promise, and bittersweet because that promise is past, the first sentence of this masterpiece of sporting literature, first published in the early '70s, sets its tone. The team is the mid-20th-century Brooklyn Dodgers, the team of Robinson and Snyder and Hodges and Reese, a team of great triumph and historical import composed of men whose fragile lives were filled with dignity and pathos. Roger Kahn, who covered that team for the New York Herald Tribune, makes understandable humans of his heroes as he chronicles the dreams and exploits of their young lives, beautifully intertwining them with his own, then recounts how so many of those sweet dreams curdled as the body of these once shining stars grew rusty with age and battered by experience.
State of Play: The Old School Guide To New School Baseball
by Bill Ripken

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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<b>Advanced statistics and new terminology have taken hold of baseball today, but do they accurately reflect the reality of the game? A baseball lifer states his case.</b><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />America鈥檚 favorite pastime is enduring an assault of new thoughts and ideas. In recent years, the sabermetrics and analytics craze has infiltrated Major League Baseball鈥攆rom its front offices to dugouts to clubhouses to media covering both, inciting a baseball culture war. New phrases like 鈥渓aunch angle,鈥?鈥渟pin rate,鈥?and 鈥減itch framing鈥?have entered the vocabulary, often with little real meaning when it comes to how the game is actually played on the field. No more. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />In <i>State of Play</i>, twelve-year Major League veteran, Emmy Award鈥搘inning MLB Network analyst, and bestselling author Bill Ripken breaks down these modern statistical methods to explain which ones make sense in the game鈥檚 historical context, bringing them together with proven old-school strategies. He simplifies those sabermetric terms hastily added to the baseball lexicon without being fully realized, taking new-school confusion out of old-school baseball鈥檚 tried-and-true common sense. In the end, he unites the teachings of each school to show fans of both how to listen to and understand the game as it鈥檚 played today and how it should be played moving forward. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />From a true baseball lifer and member of baseball鈥檚 first family, <i>State of Play</i> offers a fascinating insider鈥檚 look at how to reconcile years of historical tradition with the rules and trends of the new millennium. As Ripken sees it: the game inside the game cannot be measured by a spreadsheet鈥攂ut it can be measured by a qualified, crusty baseball man. Play ball.
The Fantasy Baseball Black Book 2020 (Fantasy Black Book 16)
by , Matt Modica

Language

English

Pages

349

Publication Date

December 27, 2019

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Are you ready to #TakeTheBlack? <br />The 14-time #1 best-selling author, Joe Pisapia is back in black once again for 2020! <br /><br />Joe Pisapia, fantasy sports analyst, award winning TV/radio/podcast host and creator of the revolutionary player evaluation tool Relative Position Value (RPV), has assembled another all-star cast for this baseball season including:<br /><br />Paul Sporer - RotoGraphs, Sleeper and the Bust Podcast<br />Chris Meaney - The Athletic, Linestar DFS<br />Alex Chamberlain 鈥?Rotographs, FSWA baseball Writer of the Year<br />Eric Cross - Fantrax, Prospect Guru<br />Nathan Dokken -Fantrax, NastyCast Podcast<br />Chris Welsh - In This League Podcast, Fantrax<br />Brian Entrekin - TheQuantEdge<br />Matt Modica - The Athletic<br />Ariel Cohen -Rotographs<br /><br />The NEW and expanded 2020 Fantasy Black Book features include: <br />*Over 500+ Player Profiles with complete RPV breakdowns<br />*110 Prospect Profiles an AFL Notes<br />*2020 Draft Strategies for ALL formats including season long roto, H2H Points, H2H roto categories and NFBC <br />* Black Book philosophies on roster management, making trades, being the 鈥渃ommish鈥?and much more鈥?<br /><br />Whether you're new to fantasy baseball or a grizzled veteran looking for a leg up on the competition, the Fantasy Black Book is the definitive guide. <br />
2020 NFHS Baseball Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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Contains the official rules for baseball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
by , Dana Mackenzie

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English

Pages

423

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence</b><b><br /></b>"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs <i>The Book of Why</i>.<br /><br /><br />
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by Michael Lewis

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

March 17, 2004

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<p><strong>"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." 鈥?lt;em>Forbes</em></strong></p><br /><p><em>Moneyball</em> is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge鈥攊nsights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.</p>
The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the Ne...
by Frank Deford

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

December 01, 2007

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<b>The legendary NPR sports commentator and <i>Sports Illustrated</i> journalist retells the story of an unusual friendship between two towering figures in baseball history.</b><br /> 聽<br /> At the turn of the twentieth century, Christy Mathewson was one of baseball鈥檚 first superstars. Over six feet tall, clean cut, and college educated, he didn鈥檛 pitch on the Sabbath and rarely spoke an ill word about anyone. He also had one of the most devastating arms in all of baseball. New York Giants manager John McGraw, by contrast, was ferocious. The pugnacious tough guy was already a star infielder who, with the Baltimore Orioles, helped develop a new, scrappy style of baseball, with plays like the hit-and-run, the Baltimore chop, and the squeeze play. When McGraw joined the Giants in 1902, the Giants were coming off their worst season ever. Yet within three years, Mathewson clinched New York City鈥檚 first World Series for McGraw鈥檚 team by throwing three straight shutouts in only six days, an incredible feat that is invariably called the greatest World Series performance ever. Because of their wonderful odd-couple association, baseball had its first superstar, the Giants ascended into legend, and baseball as a national pastime bloomed.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 fine baseball book but just as fine a study of American popular culture.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Booklist, </i>starred review
The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for Yo...
by Scott E. Page

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English

Pages

398

Publication Date

November 27, 2018

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<b>How anyone can become a data ninja</b><br /><br /> From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In <i>The Model Thinker</i>, social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models--from linear regression to random walks and far beyond--that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm," which shows the reader how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. <i>The Model Thinker </i>provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.<br /><br />
Ball Four (RosettaBooks Sports Classics Book 1)
by Jim Bouton

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English

Pages

571

Publication Date

March 20, 2012

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<b>A completely updated edition of 鈥渢he book that changed baseball鈥?(NPR.org), chosen by <i>Time</i> magazine as one of the 鈥?00 Greatest Non-Fiction鈥?books.</b><br /> 聽<br /> When <i>Ball Four</i> was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold, and a 鈥渟ocial leper鈥?for having violated the 鈥渟anctity of the clubhouse.鈥?Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn鈥檛 true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn鈥檛 read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries.<br /> 聽<br /> Almost everyone else, however, loved <i>Ball Four</i>. Fans liked discovering that athletes were real people鈥攐ften wildly funny people. David Halberstam, who won a Pulitzer for his reporting on Vietnam, wrote a piece in <i>Harper鈥檚</i> that said of Bouton: 鈥淗e has written聽.聽.聽. a book deep in the American vein, so deep in fact that it is by no means a sports book.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> Today <i>Ball Four</i> has taken on another role鈥攁s a time capsule of life in the sixties. 鈥淚t is not just a diary of Bouton鈥檚 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros,鈥?says sportswriter Jim Caple. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a vibrant, funny, telling history of an era that seems even further away than four decades. To call it simply a 鈥榯ell all book鈥?is like describing <i>The Grapes of Wrath</i> as a book about harvesting peaches in California.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> This ebook version of <i>Ball Four</i> includes the first edition, the 1980, 1990, and 2000 updates, and 138 photos.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎n irreverent, best-selling book that angered baseball鈥檚 hierarchy and changed the way journalists and fans viewed the sports world.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i>

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