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Baseball
  • Author:
    Glenn Guzzo
  • ISBN:
    087946318X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0879463182
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  • Publisher:
    ACTA Publications (March 1, 2007)
  • Pages:
    167 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Baseball
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    1689 kb
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    1608 kb
  • Rating:
    4.3
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FOREWORDBaseball is "The National Pastime," and one of the reasons is that there are many different ways to enjoy the game

FOREWORDBaseball is "The National Pastime," and one of the reasons is that there are many different ways to enjoy the game. in the major or minor leagues, on a college or high school campus, or just at a local park or playground. For example, the first time people see the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley Field-at age three or eighty-three-they are transported to a magical place indeed. For others, the enjoyment of baseball is in watching one of the greatest games ever invented

Glenn Guzzo has done a tremendous job of explaining how one man's gobbledygook is another man's poetry

Glenn Guzzo has done a tremendous job of explaining how one man's gobbledygook is another man's poetry. - Jayson Stark, ESPN analyst. This book is required reading for anyone new to baseball's numbers. - Alan Schwarz, senior writer, Baseball America. He lives in Florida with his wife and daughter.

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Glenn Guzzo: The New Ballgame: Understanding Baseball Statistics for the Casual Fan, ACTA Sports, Skokie, IL. .

Glenn Guzzo: The New Ballgame: Understanding Baseball Statistics for the Casual Fan, ACTA Sports, Skokie, IL, 2007. Bill James: "Stats", in Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns: Baseball: an Illustrated History, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1994, pp. 101-103. Keith Law: Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball, HarperCollins, New York, NY, 2017.

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Like it or not, statistics have become the coin of the realm in baseball, and this book provides a user friendly explanation of.

Like it or not, statistics have become the coin of the realm in baseball, and this book provides a user friendly explanation of the increasingly complex statistics used in the game. Key features of the book include definitions for many of the stats used in baseball, historical breakdown of the use of statistics, keeping score during a game, reading a box score, real-­life application of stats on television, fantasy/simulation baseball games, and the future of statistics in baseball.

It serves, in turn, as a source for a number of books and publications about baseball, and/or is mentioned by them as a reference, such as Baseball Digest, Understanding Sabermetrics: An Introduction to the Science of Baseball Statistics, . David Maraniss, author of Clemente, the Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, described it as an absolutely reliable and first-rate bountiful source, that supplied accurate schedules and box scores. Glenn Guzo, in The New Ballgame: Baseball Statistics for the Casual Fan, described it as having a rich supply of contemporary and historic information. Richard Roeper described it in.

As the use of statistics becomes ever more popular, and essential, in baseball, The New Ballgame provides a user-friendly explanation of the increasingly . The New Ballgame : Baseball Statistics for the Casual Fan. by Glenn Guzzo.

As the use of statistics becomes ever more popular, and essential, in baseball, The New Ballgame provides a user-friendly explanation of the increasingly complex.

As the use of statistics becomes ever more popular in baseball, both in analysis from evening sports shows and among everyday fans, this book provides a user-friendly explanation of the increasingly complex statistics used in the game. It includes a historical breakdown of statistics, definitions of all the stats currently used in baseball, practical uses of stats, and a discussion of the future of statistics in baseball.

As the use of statistics becomes ever more popular in baseball, both in analysis from evening sports shows and among everyday fans, this book provides a user-friendly explanation of the increasingly complex statistics used in the game. It includes a historical breakdown of statistics, definitions of all the stats currently used in baseball, practical uses of stats, and a discussion of the future of statistics in baseball.

Mavegelv
Don't get me wrong, this is a good book. But I went in thinking there would be more about sabermetics. To me, this book is advertised as a book that will explain SABR stats in laymens terms. It did do some of that near the end, but nearly as much as I thought it would.

I enjoyed the chapters on the different periods of baseball.

This is a very basic book on baseball. If you have played, if you follow baseball somewhat, if you are familiar with the rules, then this will be an overkill for you. For those that don't quite get baseball, but want to learn more very quickly, this is a very good book for that.
Madi
The author covers virtally all aspects of modern baseball statistics. He explains the various newer statistics without being overly technical. Thus, the "non-geeky" fan who wants to understand will be able to comprehend. He also discusses the differences in data compiled during baseballs different eras. He also has a nice chapter on fantasy baseball and simulation games. Worthwhile addition to your baseball library.