The Best of By the Numbers Now Available

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) has recently published The Best of By the Numbers, a collection of essays by SABR’s Statistical Analysis Committee.

Readers will gain insight into the different ways that statistical analysis can be used to evaluate performance, test baseball wisdom empirically and devise new ways to achieve a competitive advantage. You’ll see why more major league teams are paying attention to uses of statistical analysis.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) has recently published The Best of By the Numbers, a collection of essays by SABR’s Statistical Analysis Committee.

Readers will gain insight into the different ways that statistical analysis can be used to evaluate performance, test baseball wisdom empirically and devise new ways to achieve a competitive advantage. You’ll see why more major league teams are paying attention to uses of statistical analysis.

Each essay has an introduction, with “celebrity” introductions by Bill James (consultant for Boston Red Sox), Rob Neyer (ESPN.com columnist), Mat Olkin (Sports Weekly), Jayson Stark (Philadelphia Inquirer) and others. Essays include, Does Good Hitting Beat Good Pitching? by Tom Hanrahan and Winning Streaks, Losing Streaks, and Predicting Team Performance by Keith Karcher.

The essays in this book originally appeared over the past fifteen years in By the Numbers, the newsletter of SABR’s Statistical Analysis Committee. Published quarterly, By the Numbers features original and wide-ranging statistical studies on baseball.

SABR publications are distributed by the University of Nebraska Press and may be purchased at http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu .



Originally published: February 26, 2003. Last Updated: February 26, 2003.

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