Sabermetrics : baseball, steroids, and how the game has changed over the past two generations / Gabriel B. Costa
- Costa, Gabriel B.
- London : Academic Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (224 pages)
- Restrictions on Access:
- Legal Deposit; Only available on premises controlled by the deposit library and to one user at any one time; The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK).
- 1. Is Baseball still the National Pastime? -- 2. Baseball before Steroids -- 3. Bill James and the Genesis of Sabermetrics -- 4. Doing the Math: A Sabermetrics Primer -- 5. The Annihilation of Records: Where have you gone, Babe Ruth? -- 6. The Effects of Steroids: Medical, Legal, Economic and Social -- 7. Baseball in 2021 and Beyond -- 8. Last Inning?
- Sabermetrics: Baseball, Steroids, and How the Game has Changed Over the Past Two Generations offers an introduction to this increasing area of interest to statisticians, students of the game, and many others. Pairing a primer on the applied math with an overview of the origin of the field and its context within baseball today, the work provides an engaging resource for students and interested readers. It includes coverage of relevant baseball history, Bill James and SABR, broken records and steroids. Drawing on the author's experience teaching the subject at Seton Hall University since 1988, Sabermetrics also offers practice questions and solutions for class use.
- 9780128223468 (EPUB)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Endowment Note:
- Paterno Libraries Endowment
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