Curve Ball Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game

ISBN-10: 0387988165
ISBN-13: 9780387988160
Authors: Jim Albert, Jay Bennett
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The intent of this book is to look at baseball data from a statistical modeling perspective. There is a fascination among baseball fans and the media to collect data on every imaginable event during a baseball game and to use this data to try to understand characteristics of the game. The problem is that patterns in baseball data are difficult to detect due to the inherent chance variation that is present. This book addresses a number of questions that are of interest to many baseball fans. These issues include how to rate players, predict the outcome of a game or the attainment of an achievement, making sense of situational data, and deciding the most valuable players in the World Series.…    

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Springer New York Number of pages: 410 Dimensions: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall Weight: 1.694 lbs.