» » Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus

Download Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus fb2

by The Baseball Prospectus,Steven Goldman
Download Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus fb2
Baseball
  • Author:
    The Baseball Prospectus,Steven Goldman
  • ISBN:
    0465024033
  • ISBN13:
    978-0465024032
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Basic Books; 1 edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Pages:
    464 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Baseball
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1457 kb
  • ePUB format
    1705 kb
  • DJVU format
    1358 kb
  • Rating:
    4.9
  • Votes:
    905
  • Formats:
    lrf lit doc mobi


Only 19 left in stock (more on the way).

Only 19 left in stock (more on the way).

In Extra Innings, the team at Baseball Prospectus integrates statistics, interviews, and analysis to deliver twenty arguments about today’s game. In the tradition of their seminal book, Baseball Between the Numbers, they take on everything from steroids to the amateur draft. They probe the impact of managers on the game. They explain the critical art of building a bullpen. In an era when statistics matter more than ever, Extra Innings is an essential volume for every baseball fa. .

Sixteen years later, the Baseball Prospectus annual regularly hits best-seller lists and has become an indispensable guide for the serious fan. In Extra Innings, the team at Baseball Prospectus integrates statistics, interviews, and analysis to deliver twenty arguments about today’s game.

com, devoted to the sabermetric analysis of baseball. BP has a staff of regular columnists and provides advanced statistics as well as player and team performance projections on the site. Since 1996 the BP staff has also published a Baseball Prospectus annual as well as several other books devoted to baseball analysis and history.

In Extra Innings, the team at Baseball Prospectus integrates statistics, interviews, and analysis to deliver . In an era when statistics matter more than ever, Extra Innings is an essential volume for every baseball fan. Specifications.

Books of The Baseball Prospectus.

For baseball fans young, old, and in between, a sequel to the ultimate guide to the new statistical thinking that’s revolutionizing the game. More . Book rate: 0 downloads. Books of The Baseball Prospectus. In Extra Innings, the team at Baseball Prospectus integrates statistics, interviews, and analysis. ISBN13:9780465024032.

In 1996, a brassy young team of fans produced a guide to baseball statistics. You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty.

Baseball Prospectus Extra Innings by Steven Goldman 2012 Hardback.

Extra Innings :Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus. Baseball Prospectus Extra Innings by Steven Goldman 2012 Hardback.

Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong by Jonah Keri. Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus by Steven Goldman. The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First First by Jonah Keri. The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball by Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, and Andrew Dolphin. Astroball: The New Way to Win It All by Ben Reiter. Youth Adult/Children.

In 1996, a brassy young team of fans produced a guide to baseball statistics. Printed on a photocopier, its distribution, which was in the low hundreds, was limited to friends, family, and die-hard stat heads. Sixteen years later, the Baseball Prospectus annual regularly hits best-seller lists and has become an indispensable guide for the serious fan. In Extra Innings, the team at Baseball Prospectus integrates statistics, interviews, and analysis to deliver twenty arguments about today’s game. In the tradition of their seminal book, Baseball Between the Numbers, they take on everything from steroids to the amateur draft. They probe the impact of managers on the game. They explain the critical art of building a bullpen. In an era when statistics matter more than ever, Extra Innings is an essential volume for every baseball fan.


Hbr
The geniuses of Baseball Prospectus are back with another book and the g-word is not to be thrown around lightly.

The staff of that "organization" -- a group of writers that produces an annual must-read book and a popular website -- has been doing good work in the area of baseball research and analysis for quite a while now. They also did a book several years ago, "Baseball Between the Numbers," that was less topical but contained plenty of interesting issues examined in some new and interesting ways.

"Extra Innings" is the sequel, in a sense. And as sequels go, well, this isn't The Godfather Part II.

The Baseball Prospectus crew always has relied on a number of formulas and statistics to make its case, but usually it has added sharp, funny writing to help the reader move forward. For the most part here, though, this is pretty dry stuff.

It's particularly true in the front portion of the book. After a good introduction by Goldman on some statistics that should be on a back of a baseball card, we jump right into the steroid era. There's an essay on the steroid era which is slow going, a story on how the drug-enhanced boys should do in Hall of Fame consideration that's a little long, and an essay on what is called the next stage of athlete enhancement that is really dry. At that point, it's page130 and there hasn't been much fun to be had at all.

It's somewhat hit or miss from there Rany Jazayerli does a good job at looking at the effect of age on the amateur draft, Jay Jaffe takes a nice look at whether Jack Morris is a Hall of Famer, Derek Carty examines when a team's hot start is more than a hot start, and Christina Kahrl shows what the increase in strikeouts means when it comes to how the game is played. There are other chapters in which while the conclusions are of interest, the methods used to get there might tend to glaze the reader's eyes over.

The end result, then, is something that reads a bit like a collection of academic papers on the broader subject of baseball. The information that comes out of it certainly is worth having, but the full story of how that information is derived might not be of great interest to most fans.

In other words, "Extra Innings" probably will have trouble finding a mass audience. Those that like this sort of analysis certainly will much to study here. For the rest of us, this is a tough book to love.
Gaeuney
I've been reading BP for years now and this is a nice little addendum to the annuals. For a person well-versed in sabremetrics a lot of material in this book is already common knowledge to me, but there were several sections that added to my knowledge and enjoyment of the game.
Nidora
This book is a must-have for those interested in all aspects of baseball. The essay format worked really well for me as it allows for analysis and commentary on a wide-range of issues from steroids to Jack Morris (who I'm now convinced doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame). Some chapters are better than others -- the Baseball 101 chapter may be the best while chapter on evaluating managers may be the worst -- but this is an excellent resource overall.
Wooden Purple Romeo
Baseball Prospectus generally puts out a decent product, but Extra Innings was lacking on actual mathematic/economic/statistical research to back up many of the claims made in the book - especially the chapter on pitcher health and durability.

Not a terrible book, but nothing genuinely interesting, either.
JoJogar
I LOOVE detail -- I LOVE taking things apart and learning about their innermost workings -- and i LOOOVE BASEBALL!! This wonderful book is an example of the innermost workings of baseball statistics and why someone with a lousy batting or fielding average JUST MAY BE the one who keeps a team alive and in the standings. Relief pitchers - are they worth their salary? Home Run Hitters -- do they perform for the maximum benefit of their team? Promising recruits -- how are they groomed in the Minors, to become the stars they show the promise of becoming? And WHAT truly makes a GOOD manager!!???

All this (by various authors) and more -- with some wonderful trivia thrown in as well -- I looove this book!!!

Scuze me -- I must sit down with a hot dog a pretzel and a beer and read this book again. Catch me later-- at the 7th Inning Stretch.

Cheers!!
bACEball Ace.
Landamath
Great insight and awesome prespective on baseballs most debated topics.. Well worded, do not have to be a sabr guru to grasp the concepts. Topped their 1st installment " between the numbers" which was a classic in itself.
Dozilkree
I love baseball. While I was at a game with a friend a few years ago, he suggested I check out Baseball Prospectus, and I can't thank him enough for that recommendation. Their books are a must-read for anybody who loves the game. Insightful, entertaining, and well-written.

The newest addition on my bookshelf is Extra Innings. If you are already familiar with Baseball Prospectus, you'll probably buy this book no matter what I have to say about it. But if you've never read one of their previous books, then you should know that you can pick this one up and enjoy it from start to finish. If you're still hesitating, then I suggest you check out the excerpt from Extra Innings that has been published on their free website [...]

I would strongly recommend Baseball Prospectus and Extra Innings for every baseball fan. You can buy it for yourself, of course, but I especially recommend it if you're buying it as a gift for someone else who loves the game.
I've been a fan of Baseball Prospectus since the very first annual and there's something for everyone in Extra Innings whether you've been a diehard follower from the early days or just have recently discovered them. Extra Innings covers a wide variety of topics, from the Steroid Era and its impact on the Hall of Fame to the scouting/development aspect of the game to bullpen management (as a Rangers fan, this cuts deep. Thanks Wash..) and many more topics. The Jazayerli piece on age and the amateur draft is fascinating and could, if it hasn't already, impact the games for years. There's enough here for just about anyone interested in any aspect of the game and the wide variety of authors and styles should keep you entertained for hours.