Sabermetrics: Baseball, Steroids, and How the Game has Changed Over the Past Two Generations

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 19 Apr 2022

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.




  • Provides an accessible, brief introduction to the practice of sabermetrics
  • Approaches the topic in context with recent trends and issues in baseball
  • Includes questions and solutions for math practice




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ISBN-13: 9780128223451
ISBN-10: 0128223456
Pagini: 224
Ilustrații: Approx. 150 illustrations
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 mm

Public țintă

Primary audience: Students at the undergraduate / early graduate level in this emerging course.
Secondary audience: Researchers/Professionals, General public


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?