A Mathematician At The Ballpark: Odds And Probabilities For Baseball Fans by Ken RossA Mathematician At The Ballpark: Odds And Probabilities For Baseball Fans by Ken Ross

A Mathematician At The Ballpark: Odds And Probabilities For Baseball Fans

byKen Ross

Paperback | February 27, 2007

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In A Mathematician at the Ballpark, professor Ken Ross reveals the math behind the stats. This lively and accessible book shows baseball fans how to harness the power of made predictions and better understand the game. Using real-world examples from historical and modern-day teams, Ross shows:
• Why on-base and slugging percentages are more important than batting averages
• How professional odds makers predict the length of a seven-game series
• How to use mathematics to make smarter bets

A Mathematician at the Ballpark is the perfect guide to the science of probability for the stats-obsessed baseball fans—and, with a detailed new appendix on fantasy baseball, an essential tool for anyone involved in a fantasy league.
Title:A Mathematician At The Ballpark: Odds And Probabilities For Baseball FansFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:February 27, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0452287820

ISBN - 13:9780452287822

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Table of Contents A PLUME BOOKTitle PageCopyright PagePreface Chapter 1 - Who’s the Best Hitter? AveragesChapter 2 - But Which Team Are You Betting On? Odds & ProbabilitiesChapter 3 - Will You Win the Lottery? ExpectationsChapter 4 - What Would Pete Rose Do? Professional BettingChapter 5 - Will the Yankees Win if Steinbrenner Is Gone? Conditional ProbabilitiesChapter 6 - How Long Should the World Series Last? Repeated TriesChapter 7 - When Should You Stop Betting? Double-or-NothingChapter 8 - What About Streaks? StatisticsAppendix 1 - Now a Word from Our StatisticiansAppendix 2 - The Binomial TheoremAppendix 3 - Fantasy Baseball and Statistics Dan Schlewitz, Eugene, ORAnnotated BibliographyAcknowledgementsIndexA PLUME BOOKA MATHEMATICIAN AT THE BALLPARKKEN ROSS, Ph.D., taught math for thirty-five years at the University of Oregon, and is a past president of the Mathematical Association of America. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.  

Editorial Reviews

The ultimate math book for baseball fans. (Keith Devlin, Stanford University, and “The Math Guy” on NPR)