The Resource The numbers game : baseball's lifelong fascination with statistics, Alan Schwarz

The numbers game : baseball's lifelong fascination with statistics, Alan Schwarz

Label
The numbers game : baseball's lifelong fascination with statistics
Title
The numbers game
Title remainder
baseball's lifelong fascination with statistics
Statement of responsibility
Alan Schwarz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, Alan Schwarz, whom bestselling Moneyball author Michael Lews calls "one of today's best baseball journalists," provides the first-ever history of baseball statistics, showing 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 nineteenth-century writer who invented the first box score and harped on 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 veteran 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 more."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwarz, Alan
Dewey number
796.357/021
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV877
LC item number
.S385 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball
  • Baseball statisticians
  • Baseball statisticians
  • Baseball
  • United States
Label
The numbers game : baseball's lifelong fascination with statistics, Alan Schwarz
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 43
  • 4
  • Darwins of the Diamond
  • 67
  • 5
  • Big Mac
  • 92
  • 6
  • Bill James
  • 111
  • 1
  • 7
  • From Field to Front Office
  • 133
  • 8
  • All the Record Books Are Wrong
  • 155
  • 9
  • The Arms Dealer Goes to War
  • 173
  • 10
  • Bless Them, Father
  • Luck and Where to Find It
  • 195
  • 11
  • The March of On-Base Percentage
  • 215
  • 12
  • In God We Trust; All Others Must Have Data
  • 234
  • 1
  • 2
  • The Second Generation
  • 22
  • 3
  • The Sultans of Stats
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 270 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035750699
Label
The numbers game : baseball's lifelong fascination with statistics, Alan Schwarz
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 43
  • 4
  • Darwins of the Diamond
  • 67
  • 5
  • Big Mac
  • 92
  • 6
  • Bill James
  • 111
  • 1
  • 7
  • From Field to Front Office
  • 133
  • 8
  • All the Record Books Are Wrong
  • 155
  • 9
  • The Arms Dealer Goes to War
  • 173
  • 10
  • Bless Them, Father
  • Luck and Where to Find It
  • 195
  • 11
  • The March of On-Base Percentage
  • 215
  • 12
  • In God We Trust; All Others Must Have Data
  • 234
  • 1
  • 2
  • The Second Generation
  • 22
  • 3
  • The Sultans of Stats
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 270 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035750699

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