Practicing Sabermetrics

Written By Gabriel B. Costa,
Practicing Sabermetrics
  • Publsiher : McFarland
  • Release : 21 October 2009
  • ISBN : 0786454466
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Practicing Sabermetrics written by Gabriel B. Costa, which was release on 21 October 2009, this book published by McFarland. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The past 30 years have seen an explosion in the number and variety of baseball books and articles. Following the lead of pioneers Bill James, John Thorn, and Pete Palmer, researchers have steadily challenged the ways we think about player and team performance—and along the way revised what we thought we knew of baseball history. This book by the authors of Understanding Sabermetrics (2008) goes beyond the explanation of new statistics to demonstrate their use in solving some of the more familiar problems of baseball research, such as how to compare players across generations; how to account for the effects of ballparks and rules changes; and how to measure the effectiveness of the sacrifice bunt or the range of the Gold Glove–winning shortstop. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Practicing Sabermetrics

Practicing Sabermetrics
  • Author : Gabriel B. Costa,,Michael R. Huber,John T. Saccoman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2009-10-21
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : The past 30 years have seen an explosion in the number and variety of baseball books and articles. Following the lead of pioneers Bill James, John Thorn, and Pete Palmer, researchers have steadily challenged the ways we think about player and team performance—and along the way revised what we thought ...

Sabermetrics

Sabermetrics
  • Author : Gabriel B. Costa
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-27
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : Sabermetrics: Baseball, Steroids, and How the Game has Changed Over the Past Two Generations offers an introduction to this increasing area of interest to statisticians, students of the game, and many others. Pairing a primer on the applied math with an overview of the origin of the field and its ...

Understanding Sabermetrics

Understanding Sabermetrics
  • Author : Gabriel B. Costa,,Michael R. Huber,John T. Saccoman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-06-07
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : Interest in Sabermetrics has increased dramatically in recent years as the need to better compare baseball players has intensified among managers, agents and fans, and even other players. The authors explain how traditional measures—such as Earned Run Average, Slugging Percentage, and Fielding Percentage—along with new statistics—Wins Above ...

Reasoning with Sabermetrics

Reasoning with Sabermetrics
  • Author : Gabriel B. Costa,,Michael R. Huber,John T. Saccoman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2012-08-17
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : Sabermetrics, the specialized analysis of baseball through empirical evidence, provides an impartial perspective from which to explore the game. In this work, the third in a series, three mathematicians employ statistical science in an attempt to answer some of baseball’s toughest questions. For instance, how good were the 1961 New ...

The Sabermetric Revolution

The Sabermetric Revolution
  • Author : Benjamin Baumer,Andrew Zimbalist
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-16
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : From the front office to the family room, sabermetrics has dramatically changed the way baseball players are assessed and valued by fans and managers alike. Rocketed to popularity by the 2003 bestseller Moneyball and the film of the same name, the use of sabermetrics to analyze player performance has appeared to ...

Matrix Methods

Matrix Methods
  • Author : Richard Bronson,Gabriel B. Costa
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-05
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : Matrix Methods: Applied Linear Algebra and Sabermetrics, Fourth Edition, provides a unique and comprehensive balance between the theory and computation of matrices. Rapid changes in technology have made this valuable overview on the application of matrices relevant not just to mathematicians, but to a broad range of other fields. Matrix ...

Sports Data Mining

Sports Data Mining
  • Author : Robert P. Schumaker,Osama K. Solieman,Hsinchun Chen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-09-10
  • Total pages : 138
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : Data mining is the process of extracting hidden patterns from data, and it’s commonly used in business, bioinformatics, counter-terrorism, and, increasingly, in professional sports. First popularized in Michael Lewis’ best-selling Moneyball: The Art of Winning An Unfair Game, it is has become an intrinsic part of all professional sports ...

Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness

Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness
  • Author : Andrew C. Corbett,Jerome A. Katz
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-09-16
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : Explores the theme of "resources" in entrepreneurship, and examines entrepreneurs that persevere in uncertain times to build new businesses. The different perspectives gathered in this volume present new ways of thinking about how entrepreneurs acquire, borrow, and make use of resources in seemingly impossible environments....

The Hidden Game of Baseball

The Hidden Game of Baseball
  • Author : John Thorn,Pete Palmer,David Reuther
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-20
  • Total pages : 440
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : Long before Moneyball became a sensation or Nate Silver turned the knowledge he’d honed on baseball into electoral gold, John Thorn and Pete Palmer were using statistics to shake the foundations of the game. First published in 1984, The Hidden Game of Baseball ushered in the sabermetric revolution by demonstrating ...

Behavioural Sports Economics

Behavioural Sports Economics
  • Author : Hannah Josepha Rachel Altman,Morris Altman,Benno Torgler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-20
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : Economists have entered into the realm of sports to provide what they believe to be more cogent explanations for sport-related behaviour and to suggest ways in which incentives can improve sports outcomes. But prices and income, the traditional workhorses of conventional economics, can only provide partial explanations and understandings. Drawing ...

Benchmarking in Institutional Research

Benchmarking in Institutional Research
  • Author : Gary D. Levy,Nicolas A. Valcik
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-12-21
  • Total pages : 136
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : While the term benchmarking is commonplace nowadays ininstitutional research and higher education, less common, is asolid understanding of what it really means and how it has been,and can be, used effectively. This volume begins by defining benchmarking as “astrategic and structured approach whereby an organization comparesaspects of its processes ...

Last Nine Innings

Last Nine Innings
  • Author : Charles Euchner
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-02-01
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : "The Last Nine Innings is the last word on the inside of baseball. It's full of wonderful revelations and perceptions that help us understand the game in ways that we might never have imagined. Charlie Euchner has done a marvelous job in getting players to talk, simply, about how they ...

Extra Innings

Extra Innings
  • Author : The Baseball Prospectus
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-04-03
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : In 1996, a brassy young team of fansproduced a guide to baseball statistics.Printed on a photocopier, its distribution,which was in the low hundreds, was limited tofriends, family, and die-hard stat heads. Sixteenyears later, the Baseball Prospectus annualregularly hits best-seller lists and has becomean indispensable guide for the serious fan. ...

Baseball s Game Changers

Baseball s Game Changers
  • Author : George Castle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-02-18
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : The first book in the new Lyons Press GAME CHANGERS sports series answers the questions: What were the 50 most revolutionary personalities, rules, pieces of equipment, controversies, organizational changes, radio and television advancements, and more in the history National Pastime? And how, exactly, did they forever change the game? Baseball’s ...

Trend Following

Trend Following
  • Author : Michael W. Covel
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-04-10
  • Total pages : 688
  • ISBN : 0786454466
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Summary : Want to take the financial journey to a new investing philosophy that might very well affect the rest of your moneymaking life? No one can guarantee the yellow brick road, but Michael Covel promises the red pill will leave you wide freaking awake. Trend Following reveals the truth about a ...