Stahl: Talking baseball with MLB historian John Thorn

From Levi Stahl at the University of Chicago Press on October 1, 2018, with mention of SABR members Bill Savage, John Thorn, and Pete Palmer:

In 1984, John Thorn and Pete Palmer helped launch what would become the sabermetric revolution in baseball by publishing The Hidden Game of Baseball: A Revolutionary Approach to Baseball and Its Statistics. More than thirty years later, we have seen the game of baseball absorb the insights of Thorn, Palmer, and those who came in their wake in a way that no one could ever have predicted back in the days when RBI, batting averages, and pitcher wins were king.

In 2015, we were proud to bring The Hidden Game back into print. To kick off the baseball playoff season, we hooked up our old friend Bill Savage, lit prof and Cubs fan, with John Thorn to talk about the book and the game.

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Originally published: October 4, 2018. Last Updated: October 4, 2018.