Bill James' Baseball Abstract, 1985Ballantine Books #ad - Has minor wear issues at top edge of pages and top edge of cover, but otherwise in very good condition. Used book in Good Condition. Bill james baseball Abstract collectors, replace missing editions with this one.
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Bill James Historical Baseball AbstractVillard #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Offers a decade-by-decade look at baseball history, insightful player ratings and comparative performance evaluations, encyclopedic listings of players and their stats, and essays on a host of baseball topics Used book in Good Condition.
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Baseball prospectus 2019 provides fantasy players and insiders alike with prescient PECOTA projections, which The New York Times called “the überforecast of every player’s performance. With more than 50 baseball prospectus alumni currently working for major-league baseball teams, nearly every organization has sought the advice of current or former BP analysts, and readers of Baseball Prospectus 2019 will understand why! Used book in Good Condition.
The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to FirstESPN Books #ad - They exorcized the “devil” from the team’s nickname, developed metrics that let them take advantage of undervalued aspects of the game, like defense, and hired a forward-thinking field manager as dedicated to unconventional strategy as they were. Used book in Good Condition. But the incoming regime came armed with a master plan: to leverage their skill at trading, stronger, and management to build a model twenty-first-century franchise that could compete with their bigger, valuation, richer rivals—and prevail.
Used book in Good Condition. A book about what happens when you apply your business skills to your life’s passion, The Extra 2% is an informative and entertaining case study for any organization that wants to go from worst to first. Together with “boy genius” general manager andrew Friedman, marketing and public relations, the new Rays owners jettisoned the old ways of doing things, substituting their own innovative ideas about employee development, and personnel management.
The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First #ad - Used book in Good Condition. By quantifying the game’s intangibles—that extra 2% that separates a winning organization from a losing one—they were able to deliver to Tampa Bay something that Billy Beane’s “Moneyball” had never brought to Oakland: an American League pennant. Espn books. In the extra 2%, financial journalist and sportswriter Jonah Keri chronicles the remarkable story of one team’s Cinderella journey from divisional doormat to World Series contender.
What happens when three financial industry whiz kids and certified baseball nuts take over an ailing major league franchise and implement the same strategies that fueled their success on Wall Street? In the case of the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, an American League championship happens—the culmination of one of the greatest turnarounds in baseball history.
Fools Rush Inn: More Detours on the Way to Conventional WisdomACTA Publications #ad - In this second collection of recent articles the first was solid fool's gold, groundbreaking sabermetrician and baseball historian Bill James takes his unique way of looking at the world and applies it to topics as diverse as the major league players who went out on top, do hitters like Yasiel Puig have hot hand streaks they do and why that's a different question, whether ground ball pitchers are as good or as bad as people think, and do teams have tough stretches and soft patches in their schedules they do and how to mention them.
He even includes a couple of his favorite old baseball stories and a new way to summarize something's or someone's history in exactly 10-25-50-100-200-500 words. The 18 articles included are: -dividing baseball history into eras -classical sport -big game pitchers -going out on top -let me offend you -hot hand question -jumping the fictional Shark -The Analogy of the Fisherman -Mindless Education -The 300-Win Pool -The Standards of a Hall of Fame Manager -The Liberal Coach and the Conservative Athlete -The Zanesville Animal Massacre -Tough Stretches and Soft Patches -Experiment in Summary -Yaz and Billy -Opinions, Philosophy, and Ideas -Couple of Great Old Baseball Stories Used book in Good Condition.
Fools Rush Inn: More Detours on the Way to Conventional Wisdom #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Along the way, conservatives and liberals, fiction versus non-fiction, James takes several detours to discuss his views on classical music, keeping will animals in captivity, and several other things that interest or offend him. Espn books. Used book in Good Condition.