Quinnipac professor uses baseball to teach statistics

From Andrew Ragali at The Cheshire Citizen on October 8, 2012, with mention of SABR member Stanley Rothman:

A statistics professor at Quinnipiac University is using baseball in his lessons, taking something most people find entertaining and using it as a way to teach.

Stanley Rothman has been a professor of mathematics at Quinnipiac and a Cheshire resident since 1970. Over the past four years, he’s been teaching a course called “Baseball and Statistics,” an elective that is part of the sports management program.

When he started the course, Rothman found there were no textbooks on baseball statistics and sabermetrics — a specialized analysis of statistics (the word is derived from SABR, short for the Society for American Baseball Research) popularized in the recent novel and movie “Moneyball.”

A representative from John Hopkins Press, intrigued by the title of Rothman’s course, encouraged the professor to write a textbook on the subject. The effort Rothman began in 2008 came to fruition this week with the release of “Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics With Baseball.”

Read the full article here: http://www.myrecordjournal.com/cheshirecitizen/article_423536c0-119c-11e2-9b0f-001a4bcf887a.html

Related link: SABR’s newest research committee is the Educational Resources Committee; click here to learn more

Originally published: October 10, 2012. Last Updated: October 10, 2012.