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Author Albert, Jim, 1953-

Title Curve ball : baseball, statistics, and the role of chance in the game / Jim Albert, Jay Bennett.

Publication Info. New York : Copernicus, [2001]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  796.3572501519 ALB    DUE 11-09-21
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Description xviii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-350).
Contents Chapter 1 Simple Models from Tabletop Baseball Games 1 -- Chapter 2 Exploring Baseball Data 27 -- Chapter 3 Introducing Probability 51 -- Chapter 4 Situational Effects 71 -- Chapter 5 Streakiness (Or, the Hot Hand) 111 -- Chapter 6 Measuring Offensive Performance 145 -- Chapter 7 Average Runs Per Play 177 -- Chapter 8 Curvature of Baseball 207 -- Chapter 9 Measuring Clutch Play 243 -- Chapter 10 Prediction 285 -- Chapter 11 Did the Best Team Win? 311 -- Chapter 12 Post-Game Comments (a Brief Afterword) 343.
Summary To real baseball fans, statistics are indispensable. But how useful are baseball stats as tools for evaluating a player, choosing a strategy, or predicting a winner? In this lively, thought-provoking look at the numbers and the game, the authors examine just what is learned from baseball statistics. They show that statistics is not just a powerful tool of analysis and prediction, but a pleasurable and informative pastime in its own right.
Subject Baseball -- Statistics.
Genre Statistics. (OCoLC)fst01423727
Added Author Bennett, Jay.
ISBN 9780387988160 (alk. paper)
0387988165 (alk. paper)
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