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Title The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract
Author Bill James
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-05-11
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 1024
ISBN 1439106932
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “holy book of baseball.” Now, baseball's beloved “Sultan of Stats” (The Boston Globe) is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new millennium. Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is really several books in one. The Game 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 The Players, 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 Reference 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, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is as essential, entertaining, and enlightening as the sport itself.

Title The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract
Author Bill James
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2001
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 998
ISBN UOM:39015053757475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offers a decade-by-decade look at baseball history, record-breaking achievements, rankings of the greatest players in each position, and essays on a host of baseball topics.

Title The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract
Author Bill James
Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release Date 1988
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 723
ISBN PSU:000017543682
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offers a decade-by-decade look at baseball history, encyclopedic listings of players and their stats, insightful player ratings and comparative performance evaluations, and essays on a host of baseball topics

Title The Bill James Baseball Abstract 1987
Author Bill James
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 1987-03
Category Baseball
Total Pages 300
ISBN 0345341805
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Bill James Handbook 2020
Author Bill James
Publisher ACTA Publications
Release Date 2019-11-22
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 638
ISBN 9780879460266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first-to-market, most comprehensive, insightful, and groundbreaking annual baseball book on the market. A must-have book or gift for every true fan, with lifetime statistics and leader boards for every player in the major leagues and projections for how they might do in the future.

Title The Bill James Guide to Baseball Managers
Author Bill James
Publisher Diversion Books
Release Date 2014-04-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781626812635
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The man Newsweek once called “the guru of baseball” offers profiles of top managers, sidebars, statistics, and snapshots of each decade. Widely considered to be one of the greatest minds in the history of the game, Bill James has changed the way we think about the sport of baseball. In this chronicle of field generals, strategists, and occasional cannon fodder, James writes with piercing insight about the men who hold what may be the most important spot in the dugout. For nearly forty years, James has led the vanguard of how we measure the game. From sabermetrics to his Baseball Abstracts, James has influenced even the casual fan all the way up to the top brass. Somewhere in the middle of that spectrum, however, is the manager, and Bill James has penned a guide on some of the most innovative and renowned men to ever hold that position. Some of the game’s greatest managers have been Hall of Fame players who put down a bat and picked up a lineup card: Frank Robinson, Mel Ott, Joe Cronin, Tris Speaker, and Rogers Hornsby. Others have achieved greatness from their ability to assemble legendary teams: Billy Martin, Tommy Lasorda, Connie Mack, Joseph McCarthy, Dick Williams, and Leo Durocher. Here, Bill James explores the history of the manager, and its evolution from 1870–1990, in a decade-by-decade chronicle, examining the successes, the failures, and what baseball fans can learn from both. The Bill James Guide to Baseball Managers is a thought-provoking, entertaining, and seminal guide to a vital part of the national pastime, written by one of its most groundbreaking iconoclasts. “A delightful collection that will satisfy baseball fans of all ages.” —Library Journal

Win Shares by Bill James

Title Win Shares
Author Bill James
Publisher STATS Publishing
Release Date 2002-02-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 800
ISBN 1931584036
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author Michael Lewis
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2004-03-17
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0393066231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

Fools Rush Inn by Bill James

Title Fools Rush Inn
Author Bill James
Publisher ACTA Publications
Release Date 2014-05-05
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 188
ISBN 9780879466138
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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, whether ground ball pitchers are as good (or as bad) as people think, do hitters like Yasiel Puig have hot hand streaks (they do) and why (that's a different question), and do teams have tough stretches and soft patches in their schedules (they do) and how to mention them. Along the way, James takes several detours to discuss his views on classical music, fiction versus non-fiction, keeping will animals in captivity, conservatives and liberals, and several other things that interest or offend him. 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.

Title The Bill James Gold Mine 2008
Author Bill James
Publisher ACTA Publications
Release Date 2008-02
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 317
ISBN 0879463201
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"New essays, statistical profiles, and hidden "nuggets" from the man who revolutionized baseball analysis"--Cover.

Title The Bill James Handbook 2019
Author Bill James
Publisher ACTA Publications
Release Date 2018-11-02
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 624
ISBN 9780879460259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions team of analysts continue to pack in new content, including a fresh look at the continues rise and effectiveness of The Shift and a new breakdown of home runs and long flyouts. And, as always, the book forecasts fresh hitter and pitcher projections for those looking to get an early jump on the next season.

Perfect Victims by Bill James

Title Perfect Victims
Author Bill James
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2011-07-07
Category True Crime
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780857203922
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Black Dahlia case. The Manson murders. The Zodiac Killer. The slaughter of JonBenet Ramsay. These killings, among many others in Bill James's astonishing chronicle of the history of American crime, have all created a frenzy of interest and speculation about human nature. And while many of us choose to avoid the news about gruesome murders, Bill James contends that these crime stories, which create such frenzy (and have throughout history), are as important to understanding our society, culture and history as anything we may consider to be a more 'serious' subject. The topic envelopes our society so completely, we almost forget about it. James looks at the ways in which society has changed by examining the development of how crimes have been committed, investigated and prosecuted. The booktakes on such issues as the rise of an organized police force, the controversial use of the death penalty, the introduction of evidence such as fingerprinting and DNA, and the unexpected ways in which the most shocking crimes have shaped the criminal justice system and our perceptions of violence.

Summer Of 49 by David Halberstam

Title Summer of 49
Author David Halberstam
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2012-12-18
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781453286111
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This #1 bestselling baseball classic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is “dazzling . . . heart-stopping . . . A celebration of a vanished heroic age” (The New York Times Book Review). The summer of 1949: It was baseball’s Golden Age and the year Joe DiMaggio’s New York Yankees were locked in a soon-to-be classic battle with Ted Williams’s Boston Red Sox for the American League pennant. As postwar America looked for a unifying moment, the greatest players in baseball history brought their rivalry to the field, captivating the American public through the heart-pounding final moments of the season. This expansive story captures an era, incorporating profiles of the players and their families, fans, broadcasters, baseball executives, and sportswriters. Riveting in its blend of powerful detail and exhilarating narrative, The Summer of ’49 is Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam’s engrossing look at not only a sports rivalry, but a time when America’s very identity was wrapped up in its beloved national game. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.

Science Of Hitting by Ted Williams

Title Science of Hitting
Author Ted Williams
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 1986-04-29
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 88
ISBN 9780671621032
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray

The Soul Of Baseball by Joe Posnanski

Title The Soul of Baseball
Author Joe Posnanski
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2009-10-13
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780061752575
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, the renowned sports columnist was inspired by the question. He decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country with the ninety-four-year-old O'Neil in hopes of rediscovering the love that first drew them to the game. The Soul of Baseball is as much the story of Buck O'Neil as it is the story of baseball. Driven by a relentless optimism and his two great passions—for America's pastime and for jazz, America's music—O'Neil played solely for love. In an era when greedy, steroid-enhanced athletes have come to characterize professional ball, Posnanski offers a salve for the damaged spirit: the uplifting life lessons of a truly extraordinary man who never missed an opportunity to enjoy and love life.

Title The Professor the Banker and the Suicide King
Author Michael Craig
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Release Date 2008-06-17
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780446539630
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 2001, a stranger from Texas entered the high-stakes poker room in the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas. A self-made billionaire, he challenged some of poker's greatest players to a series of heads-up matches. By the end, there was more than $20 million on the table. For the first time ever, here is the detailed, true account of the legendary Big Game that shocked the poker world. Putting you railside to observe the pulse-pounding action, it takes you inside the iron-nerved mind of the professional gambler. Filled with vivid characters, sensational tales, and riveting human drama, this is a unique, suspenseful journey into the world of people who live on the razor's edge of fortune-where incredible wealth or utter ruin turn on the flip of a card.

The Politics Of Glory by Bill James

Title The Politics of Glory
Author Bill James
Publisher Free Press
Release Date 1994
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 452
ISBN 0025107747
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Takes a close look at the Baseball Hall of Fame, explaining how it operates, who controls it, how they make decisions, and how players are elected, using the continuing battle over former Yankee Phil Rizzuto to illuminate the controversy. 25,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

100 Grey Cups by Stephen Brunt

Title 100 Grey Cups
Author Stephen Brunt
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Release Date 2012-10-02
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780771017469
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This country and its people are made of the same hardy stuff that makes our game and our league. The Grey Cup has helped unite our country for 100 years now. And it has revealed us, built our pride and our sense of Canadianness in annual tributes to effort, sweat and toil. But what does 100 years of history and cultural relevance add up to? When we Canadians look at the Grey Cup, we see far more than a gleaming football trophy; we see a reflection of ourselves. After its first years as an amateur challenge cup, the Grey Cup would go on to be awarded to the best football team in Canada, with Western challengers traveling back east to fall at the hands of the more established Toronto teams. That is, until a group of frustrated Winnipeggers paid an enormous sum during the Depression to buy up star players and bring the cup west for the first time. Following this, the games became about the pride of the country, East versus West, the national identity fought over the gridiron, all chronicled dutifully by bestselling author Stephen Brunt. From the birth of the modern CFL in 1958, through the dynastic Edmonton Eskimos and into the nineties, attempted USA expansion, franchise re-birth in Montreal, 100 Grey Cups has it all: behind-the-scene anecdotes, never-before-seen photographs, and unprecedented access to the CFL archives. It is a must-have for all fans of this national tradition

Understanding Sabermetrics by Gabriel B. Costa,

Title Understanding Sabermetrics
Author Gabriel B. Costa,
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2019-06-07
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9781476635026
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Interest in Sabermetrics has increased dramatically in recent years as the need to better compare baseball players has intensified among managers, agents and fans, and even other players. The authors explain how traditional measures—such as Earned Run Average, Slugging Percentage, and Fielding Percentage—along with new statistics—Wins Above Average, Fielding Independent Pitching, Wins Above Replacement, the Equivalence Coefficient and others—define the value of players. Actual player statistics are used in developing models, while examples and exercises are provided in each chapter. This book serves as a guide for both beginners and those who wish to be successful in fantasy leagues.

Title This Time Let s Not Eat the Bones
Author Bill James
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 489
ISBN 0394577140
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of the best writing--minus the numbers and complicated formulas--that Bill James has written in the years that his Baseball Abstract established itself as a baseball and literary legend, as well as an annual bestseller.