The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

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When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the a€œholy book of baseball.a€ Now, baseball's beloved a€œSultan of Statsa€ (The Boston Globe) is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new millennium. Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is really several books in one. The Game provides a century's worth of American baseball history, told one decade at a time, with energetic facts and figures about How, Where, and by Whom the game was played. In The Players, you'll find listings of the top 100 players at each position in the major leagues, along with James's signature stats-based ratings method called a€œWin Shares, a€ a way of quantifying individual performance and calculating the offensive and defensive contributions of catchers, pitchers, infielders, and outfielders. And there's more: the Reference section covers Win Shares for each season and each player, and even offers a Win Share team comparison. A must-have for baseball fans and historians alike, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is as essential, entertaining, and enlightening as the sport itself.This record, while it no doubt involved some degree of ability, says as much about the time that McPhee played. ... value in a very short time and at a reasonable cost, but was discontinued after a few years because professional baseball men ... Artificial turf had become common in the early 1970s; the Royals moved into Royals Stadium, which had turf, in 1973. ... himself further from second base than any other second baseman who ever played the game, playing shallow right field 50, anbsp;...

Title:The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract
Author:Bill James
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2010-05-11


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