Schwartz: Analytics provides new path to career in sports

From Peter Schwartz at CBS/2 New York on March 9, 2016, with SABR President Vince Gennaro:

These days, the world of sports isn’t just about balls and strikes, goals and saves, or even attendance. There’s so much more that goes into evaluating players, winning games and selling tickets, and it all has to do with analyzing statistics.

In other words, if you want to establish a career in sports, you have to have some knowledge of analytics.

“I think it comes down to the fact that we’ve seen this data explosion in all phases of our life, but it also has impacted sports,” said Vince Gennaro, president of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). “When you have this much information available to decision makers in sports, it’s just completely changed the game, and it’s made analytics so important.”

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Originally published: March 9, 2016. Last Updated: March 9, 2016.