Written by three esteemed baseball statisticians, The Bookcontinues where the legendary Bill Jamesas Baseball Abstractsand Palmer and Thornas The Hidden Game of Baseballleft off more than twenty years ago. Continuing in the grand tradition of sabermetrics, the authors provide a revolutionary way to think about baseball with principles that can be applied at every level, from high school to the major leagues. Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, and Andrew Dolphin cover topics such as batting and pitching matchups, platooning, the benefits and risks of intentional walks and sacrifices, the legitimacy of alleged clutch hitters, and many of baseballas other theories on hitting, fielding, pitching, and even baserunning. They analyze when a strategy is a good idea and when itas a bad idea, and how to more closely watch the inside game of baseball. Whenever you hear an announcer talk about the unwritten rule or say that so-and-so is going by the book in bringing in a situational substitute, The Bookreviews the facts and determines what the real case is. If you want to know what the folks in baseball should be doing, find out in The Book.If you want to know what the folks in baseball should be doing, find out in The Book.
|Author||:||Tom M. Tango, Mitchel G. Lichtman, Andrew E. Dolphin|
|Publisher||:||Potomac Books, Inc. - 2007|