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Eteran who retired to pursue inventing the perfect baseball statistic; John Dewan a former Strat O Matic maven who built STATS Inc into a multimillion dollar powerhouse for statistics over the Internet; and dozens Schwarz paints a history not just of baseball statistics but of the soul of the sport itself Named as ESPN's 2004 Baseball Book of the Year The Numbers Game will be an invaluable part of any fan's library and go down as one of the sport's classic books. A well written book about the history and evolution of baseball statistics This is not a book on numbers rather a book about the people who developed statistics for baseball starting with the first box scores in the 1880s and winding up with current GMs and how they utilize information Twisted pursue inventing the The Exploration of the Male Anatomy perfect baseball statistic; John Dewan a former Strat O Matic maven who built STATS Inc into a multimillion dollar Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals powerhouse for statistics over the Internet; and dozens Schwarz All Night Long (Nannies, paints a history not just of baseball statistics but of the soul of the sport itself Named as ESPN's 2004 Baseball Book of the Year The Numbers Game will be an invaluable The Freeze-Frame Revolution people who developed statistics for baseball starting with the first box scores in the 1880s and winding up with current GMs and how they utilize information

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The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics

Most baseball fans players and even team executives assume that the national pastime's infatuation with statistics is simply a by product of the information age a phenomenon that blossomed only after the arrival of Bill James and computers in the 1980s They couldn't be wrongIn this award winning book Alan Schwarz whom bestselling Moneyball author Michael Lewis calls one of today's best baseball journalists provides the first ever history of baseball statistics s. A must for anyone interested in baseball

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Howing how baseball and its numbers have been inseparable ever since the pastime's birth in 1845 He tells the history of this obsession through the lives of the people who felt it most Henry Chadwick the 19th century writer who invented the first box score and harped endlessly about which statistics mattered and which did not; Allan Roth Branch Rickey's right hand numbers man with the late 1940s Brooklyn Dodgers; Earnshaw Cook a scientist and Manhattan Project v. Surprisingly good history of baseball stats and the people behind those stats Well worth reading


10 thoughts on “The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics

  1. says:

    A must for anyone interested in baseball

  2. says:

    Reading this book proves that you think too much about baseball and have too much time on your hands Great read though really enjoyed the evolution of measures throughout the game's history and howwhy we even started recording the wacky things that happened during a game beyond who won and lost

  3. says:

    Great insights into the numbers of baseball

  4. says:

    Surprisingly good history of baseball stats and the people behind those stats Well worth reading

  5. says:

    Baseball and statistics go together like mustard and hot dogs peanuts and Cracker Jack From the games earliest beginnings fans spectators coaches and owners have been obsessed with gathering and analyzing runs outs hits and innumerable other aspects of the game Mr Schwarz's book traces the development of this companionship with we

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    Baseball has often been considered the most individual of team sports and because of its tightly formulated format and rules can be easily captured by summary statistics From the very start of the game in the mid nineteenth century fans and the media have charted player and team performances through various batting pitchi

  7. says:

    It's hard to say exactly what I think of The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics—I'd assumed it would be engaging s

  8. says:

    My this game has changed and the numbers have driven most of the changes Schwarz may be writing primarily for the fan who digs deep but he tells and engaging story about the relationship between what we measure and how the game is playedThere is plenty of space given to the moneyball period Sabremetrics and Bill James' influence However I w

  9. says:

    A well written book about the history and evolution of baseball statistics This is not a book on numbers rather a book about the people who deve

  10. says:

    A great history of baseball and statistics I was impressed with how well it flowed when presenting such a potentially dry subject I wouldn't recommend it to those who aren't baseball fans or statistics fans but I found it very enjoyable

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