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Arguing about the merits of players is the baseball fan's second favorite pastime and every year the Hall of Fame elections spark heated controversy. In a book that's sure to thrill--and infuriate--countless fans, Bill James takes a hard look at the Hall, probing its history, its politics and, most of all, its decisions.

About the Author

Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 1980s with his andlt;iandgt;Baseball Abstractsandlt;/iandgt;. He has been tearing down preconceived notions about America's national pastime ever since. He is currently the Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox. James lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife, Susan McCarthy, and three children.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

1. Hundreds of Visitors a Year

2. 76 Trombones

3. Cacophony and Confusion

4. So, Whadda We Do Now?

5. Institutional History — the Hall of Fame in the 1940s and 1950s

6. Scooter

7. Methods — Introduction and Justification

8. Drysdale and Pappas

9. Similarity Scores

10. Myer and Herman

11. Arguments

12. Gordon and Doerr

13. Institutional History — the Hall of Fame in the 1960s and 1970s

14. Hall of Fame Standards

15. The Negro Leaguers

16. Tinker and Davis

17. Priddy and Rizzuto

18. The Time Line

19. Overview

20. Catfish and Luis

21. Fibonacci Win Points

22. The Keltner List

23. What Is the Hall of Fame?

24. Institutional History — the Hall of Fame since 1980

25. Stephens and Rizzuto

26. Round-Up

27. Charlie Hustle and Shoeless Joe

28. Active Players

29. In a Better World

30. Reese and Rizzuto

31. Don Drysdale

32. Election Day

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684800882
Author:
James, Bill
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
National baseball hall of fame and museum
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Fireside ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
INDEX
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 17.29 oz

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