Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 1024 pages, 3.64 × 2.91 × 0.67 in
Published: June 13, 2003
Publisher: Free Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0743227220
ISBN - 13: 9780743227223
Read from the Book
from Part 2: Player Ratings and Comments
Introduction to the Player Ratings
There are three things that I need to discuss before I can
explain how I arrived at the player ratings which appear throughout
this section. Those three things are:
- Runs Created.
- Win Shares.
- The Meaning of Statistics.
Those three things will be the next three articles, after which
we will get to:
- The Ratings System Used Here.
- Clutch Performance.
- Win-Based Analysis of Fielding.
Copyright © 2001 by Bill James
From the Publisher
When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball
Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by
the Chicago Tribune as the "holy book of baseball." Now,
baseball''s beloved "Sultan of Stats" (The Boston Globe)
is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new
Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball
Abstract is really several books in one. The
Game provides a century''s worth of American baseball
history, told one decade at a time, with energetic facts and
figures about How, Where, and by Whom the game was played. In
The Players, you''ll find listings of the top 100
players at each position in the major leagues, along with James''s
signature stats-based ratings method called "Win Shares," a way of
quantifying individual performance and calculating the offensive
and defensive contributions of catchers, pitchers, infielders, and
outfielders. And there''s more: the Reference
section covers Win Shares for each season and each player, and even
offers a Win Share team comparison. A must-have for baseball fans
and historians alike, The New Bill James Historical Baseball
Abstract is as essential, entertaining, and enlightening as
the sport itself.
Baseball''s most celebrated scholar is back in full flower with this revised and fully updated version of his influential 1985 masterwork.