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Baseball s All Time Best Sluggers

Author : Michael J. Schell
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Over baseball history, which park has been the best for run scoring?1 Which player would lose the most home runs after adjustments for ballpark effect?2 Which player claims four of the top five places for best individual seasons ever played, based on all-around offensive performance.3 (See answers, below). These are only three of the intriguing questions Michael Schell addresses in Baseball's All-Time Best Sluggers, a lively examination of the game of baseball using the most sophisticated statistical tools available. The book provides an in-depth evaluation of every major offensive event in baseball history, and identifies the players with the 100 best seasons and most productive careers. For the first time ever, ballpark effects across baseball history are presented for doubles, triples, right- and left-handed home-run hitting, and strikeouts. The book culminates with a ranking of the game's best all-around batters. Using a brisk conversational style, Schell brings to the plate the two most important credentials essential to producing a book of this kind: an encyclopedic knowledge of baseball and a professional background in statistics. Building on the traditions of renowned baseball historians Pete Palmer and Bill James, he has analyzed the most important factors impacting the sport, including the relative difficulty of hitting in different ballparks, the length of hitters' careers, the talent pool from which players are drawn, player aging, and changes in the game that have raised or lowered major-league batting averages. Schell's book finally levels the playing field, giving new credit to hitters who played in adverse conditions, and downgrading others who faced fewer obstacles. It also provides rankings based on players' positions. For example, Derek Jeter ranks 295th out of 1,140 on the best batters list, but jumps to 103rd in the position-adjusted list, reflecting his offensive prowess among shortstops. Replete with dozens of never-before reported stories and statistics, Baseball's All-Time Best Sluggers will forever shape the way baseball fans view the greatest heroes of America's national pastime. Answers: 1. Coors Field 2. Mel Ott 3. Barry Bonds, 2001-2004 seasons

Baseball s All Time Best Hitters

Author : Michael J. Schell
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Tony Gwynn is the greatest hitter in the history of baseball. That's the conclusion of this engaging and provocative analysis of baseball's all-time best hitters. Michael Schell challenges the traditional list of all-time hitters, which places Ty Cobb first, Gwynn 16th, and includes just 8 players whose prime came after 1960. Schell argues that the raw batting averages used as the list's basis should be adjusted to take into account that hitters played in different eras, with different rules, and in different ballparks. He makes those adjustments and produces a new list of the best 100 hitters that will spark debate among baseball fans and statisticians everywhere. Schell combines the two qualifications essential for a book like this. He is a professional statistician--applying his skills to cancer research--and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of baseball. He has wondered how to rank hitters since he was a boy growing up as a passionate Cincinnati Reds fan. Over the years, he has analyzed the most important factors, including the relative difficulty of hitting in different ballparks, the length of hitters' careers, the talent pool that players are drawn from, and changes in the game that raised or lowered major-league batting averages (the introduction of the designated hitter and changes in the height and location of the pitcher's mound, for example). Schell's study finally levels the playing field, giving new credit to hitters who played in adverse conditions and downgrading others who faced fewer obstacles. His final ranking of players differs dramatically from the traditional list. Gwynn, for example, bumps Cobb to 2nd place, Rod Carew rises from 28th to 3rd, Babe Ruth drops from 9th to 16th, and Willie Mays comes from off the list to rank 13th. Schell's list also gives relatively more credit to modern players, containing 39 whose best days were after 1960. Using a fun, conversational style, the book presents a feast of stories and statistics about players, ballparks, and teams--all arranged so that calculations can be skipped by general readers but consulted by statisticians eager to follow Schell's methods or introduce their students to such basic concepts as mean, histogram, standard deviation, p-value, and regression. Baseball's All-Time Best Hitters will shake up how baseball fans view the greatest heroes of America's national pastime.

Wizardry

Author : Michael Humphreys
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The systematic analysis of baseball statistics, often called "sabermetrics," has evolved in recent years to resemble something of a science, attracting fans from diverse professional and educational backgrounds, all fascinated by the analysis itself and its insights into the game. But one problem has defied solution: estimating runs saved by fielders throughout history. Traditional statistics include errors and plays made, but not hits that could or should have been prevented. The latter can now be estimated using records of the location of every batted ball, but the underlying data exists only for recent seasons and has generally been withheld from the public. Now, in Wizardry, comes the long-awaited breakthrough. Drawing solely on freely available baseball statistics, Michael A. Humphreys shows how to apply classic statistical methods to estimate runs saved by fielders going back to 1893. Humphreys tests his results against other fielding measures, including published ratings based on proprietary batted ball location data, and explains their respective strengths and limitations. He also introduces a method for adjusting historical player ratings for increased competition due to population growth, integration, and international recruitment. Position by position, Humphreys identifies and profiles the greatest fielders of all time with anecdote-rich essays. Sabermetrics changed baseball and introduced a generation to the art of statistical inference. Wizardry makes the case for the most significant changes in historical player valuation in decades, while opening up new approaches for further exploration.

Baseball s Greatest Sluggers

Author : Bill Libby
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Profiles of five home run heroes: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Jimmy Foxx, Ted Williams and Willie Mays.

Reggie Jackson

Author : Dayn Perry
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“Dayn Perry, a damn fine writer, brings an insightful, fresh analysis to the career of Mr. October.” —Peter Golenbock, author of George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire FoxSports.com baseball analyst and author of Winners: How Good Baseball Teams Become Great Ones, Dayn Perry brings us Reggie Jackson in all his glory—a thrilling, in-depth biography of the controversial New York Yankee slugger. A monumental sports story filled with such stellar baseball names as George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Thurman Munson, and Bucky Dent, Reggie Jackson is the first to cover the entire career of the colorful, outspoken athlete whom The Sporting News listed as one of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players of all time.

Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

Author : Tom Owens
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Stories and pictures of baseball's 300 best players, past and present.

Baseball s Best Sluggers

Author : Jon Scher
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The Best of Everything Baseball Book

Author : Nate LeBoutillier
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When was the first World Series played? What MLB pitcher holds the league record with seven no-hitters? Which player stole home 54 times during his career? Learn the answer to these questions and more in The Best of Everything Baseball Book.

The American Statistician

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Baseball in the National League West Division

Author : Ed Eck
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Introduces the history, star players, outstanding games, ballparks, and traditions of the National League West division.

Yankees by the Numbers

Author : Bill Gutman
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Listing more than fifteen hundred players who ever wore a number, uses current and retired New York Yankees uniform numbers to provide a history of the New York Yankees baseball team.

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Library Journal

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Chicago Sluggers

Author : John K. Freyer
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Offers a visual tour of Chicago's rich baseball history from 1876 through 1950.

Baseball s Ultimate Power

Author : Bill Jenkinson
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The tape measure home run is the greatest single act of power in the game of baseball, and the tales of these homers are the most cherished legacies players and fans hand down through the generations. Fully illustrated with photos of the players and aerial ballpark photos showing the landing spots of each stadium's longest homers.

Baseball All Stars

Author : Alan Schwarz
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Presents biographical and statistical information (MVP Most Valuable Player Awards, Rookie of the Year Awards) about some of the best baseball players.

Who s who in Baseball History

Author : Lloyd Johnson
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This is an excellent question and answer book about baseball and its history.

The Mathematics Teacher

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The Sporting News Selects 50 Greatest Sluggers

Author : Anthony P. DeMarco
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Depicts leading batters, with their individual statistics and a quotation about them, and traces the changes in batting success over the history of the game