The Hidden Game of Baseball: A Revolutionary Approach to Baseball and Its Statistics by John Thorn, Pete Palmer, David Reuther
English | March 20th, 2015 | ASIN: B00U7C501A, ISBN: 022624248X | 440 Pages | EPUB | 120.68 MB
Long before Moneyball became a sensation or Nate Silver turned the knowledge he’d honed on baseball into electoral gold, John Thorn and Pete Palmer were using statistics to shake the foundations of the game. First published in 1984, The Hidden Game of Baseball ushered in the sabermetric revolution by demonstrating that we were thinking about baseball stats—and thus the game itself—all wrong. Instead of praising sluggers for gaudy RBI totals or pitchers for wins, Thorn and Palmer argued in favor of more subtle measurements that correlated much more closely to the ultimate goal: winning baseball games.