320 pages, 10.84 × 8.38 × 0.79 in
February 15, 2007
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0879463201
ISBN - 13: 9780879463205
About the Book
Starting in the 1970s, a night watchman wfrom Kansas forever changed the way that many people view baseball analysis and ultimately the game itself. Now Bill James is doing it again with The Bill James Gold Mine??????a groundbreaking collection of original essays, statistical profiles, and hidden "nuggets" of information worth their weight in gold. Always known for his piercing wit and cutting analysis, Bill James wrote 17 new essays for The Bill James Gold Mine, including: Clutching Hitter of the Year, Measuring Consistency, Closer Fatigue, Hall of Famers Among Us. Of course, it wouldn't be from Bill James if it didn't come with innovative and intriguing profiles and nuggets of statistical information on players from all 30 teams, including: Impacting by Position in Inning, Pitching Type Analysis, Pitcher's Record of Opposing Batters, Games Played by Opening Day Starters.
From the Publisher
This new baseball annual contains Bill James’ newest analytical techniques for describing Major League Baseball players’ skills and contributions to the game. Entirely conceived of by Bill James, this book will contain profiles that are intended to describe a player’s skills, not just breaking down a player’s performance into numbers. There will also be running commentary throughout the book written by Bill James, as well as prose sections for each player, or “Gold Nuggets”—key analytical pullouts from the stats in the book.
About the Author
Bill James has been writing about baseball and compiling reference books about baseball since 1975. He is currently the Senior Baseball Operations Advisor for the Boston Red Sox.