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The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

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Publisher Comments:

When Bill James published his original andlt;Iandgt;Historical Baseball Abstractandlt;/Iandgt; in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the andlt;Iandgt;Chicago Tribuneandlt;/Iandgt; as the "holy book of baseball." Now, baseball's beloved "Sultan of Stats" andlt;Iandgt;(The Boston Globe)andlt;/Iandgt; is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new millennium. andlt;BRandgt; Like the original, andlt;Iandgt;The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstractandlt;/Iandgt; is really several books in one. andlt;Bandgt;The Gameandlt;/Bandgt; provides a century's worth of American baseball history, told one decade at a time, with energetic facts and figures about How, Where, and by Whom the game was played. In andlt;Bandgt;The Players,andlt;/Bandgt; you'll find listings of the top 100 players at each position in the major leagues, along with James's signature stats-based ratings method called "Win Shares," a way of quantifying individual performance and calculating the offensive and defensive contributions of catchers, pitchers, infielders, and outfielders. And there's more: the andlt;Bandgt;Referenceandlt;/Bandgt; section covers Win Shares for each season and each player, and even offers a Win Share team comparison. A must-have for baseball fans and historians alike, andlt;Iandgt;The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstractandlt;/Iandgt; is as essential, entertaining, and enlightening as the sport itself.

Review:

"I am hardly ashamed or embarrassed to say that I have learned a great deal about baseball from reading James....This is a man who combines a mathematician's brain with a fan's soul....This is the ultimate bedside book for the serious baseball fan." Bob Ryan, The Boston Globe

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

PART 1 THE GAME

THE 1870s

THE 1880s

THE 1890s

THE 1900s

THE 1910s

THE 1920s

THE 1930s

THE NEGRO LEAGUES

THE 1940s

THE 1950s

THE 1960s

THE 1970s

THE 1980s

THE 1990s

PART 2 THE PLAYERS

Catcher

FIRST BASE

SECOND BASE

THIRD BASE

SHORTSTOP

LEFT FIELD

CENTER FIELD

RIGHT FIELD

PITCHER

LAST MINUTE NOTES

PART 3 REFERENCE

WIN SHARES OF INDIVIDUALS

WIN SHARES OF SELECTED TEAMS

WIN SHARE TEAM COMPARISON

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684806976
Author:
James, Bill
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Baseball - Statistics
Subject:
Sports and Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
no. 47
Publication Date:
November 2001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1008
Dimensions:
9.66x7.66x2.00 in. 3.69 lbs.

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