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Author Humphreys, Michael

Title Wizardry : Baseball's All-Time Greatest Fielders Revealed
Published Oxford University Press, USA, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (427 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; PART I: Motivations and Methods; 1. The Big Picture; 2. One Way to Measure Fielding; 3. Measuring the Many Measures of Fielding; 4. Putting Great Players from Different Eras on an 'Equal' Footing; PART II: The Greatest Fielders of All Time; 5. Introduction to Part II; 6. Catcher; 7. First Base; 8. Left Field; 9. Right Field; 10. Third Base; 11. Center Field; 12. Second Base; 13. Shortstop; 14. Conclusion; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary The systematic analysis of baseball statistics, often called ""sabermetrics, "" has evolved in recent years to resemble something of a science, attracting fans from diverse professional and educational backgrounds, all fascinated by the analysis itself and its insights into the game. But one problem has defied solution: estimating runs saved by fielders throughout history. Traditional statistics include errors and plays made, but not hits that could or should have been prevented. The latter can now be estimated using records of the location of every batted ball, but the underlying data exists o
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Subject Baseball players -- Statistics
Baseball players -- Rating of
Baseball -- Statistics
Baseball -- Defense
Baseball -- History
Fielding (Baseball)
Baseball players -- Rating of.
Baseball players.
Baseball -- Defense.
Baseball.
Fielding (Baseball)
GAMES / Gambling / Sports
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects
SPORTS & RECREATION / Essays
SPORTS & RECREATION / History
SPORTS & RECREATION / Reference
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Sports
Genre/Form History.
Statistics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195397762
0199792488
9780195397765
9780199792481 (electronic bk.)