Baseball By the Numbers: The Best Books on Baseball Stats
a book list by Thomas Wunderlich
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I thought it was time to share my favorite (and some of the best) baseball books focused on statistics. Some of these are oldies but goodies. I have tried to find books that should appeal to each type of statistics-minded fan, from the fans that attend the SABR conference to the casual baseball fan. For those like Jeff Francoeur, there’s even one book that doesn’t focus on statistics at all!
These types of books are useful in deciding who to pick for one’s fantasy baseball team, for definitively deciding whose hometown team manager is the worst (or the best) and for just learning about the mathematics behind baseball. If you like these books I recommend checking out fangraphs.com, hardballtimes.com, Rob Neyer’s Sweetspot blog on ESPN and Tom Tango’s blog.
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About Thomas Wunderlich
I am currently a student at Wake Forest University interested in baseball, social media and all things tech. I blog at SBNation’s network of blogs, especially Camden Chat, under the username OsandRoyals. One of my more recent posts detailed George Sherrill’s (Baltimore’s former closer and now Dodgers set-up arm) new slider.
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