Curve Ball by Jim Albert
Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game

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A look at baseball data from a statistical modeling perspective! There is a fascination among baseball fans and the media to collect data on every imaginable event during a baseball game and this book addresses a number of questions that are of interest to many baseball fans. These include how to rate players, predict the outcome of a game or the attainment of an achievement, making sense of situational data, and deciding the most valuable players in the World Series. Aimed at a general audience, the text does not assume any prior background in probability or statistics, although a knowledge of high school abgebra will be helpful.
 

About Jim Albert

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Albert is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Bowling Green State University. He has served as Chair of the Sports Section of the American Statistical Association. Bennett is a Principal Scientist with Telcordia Technologies and Editor of Statistics in Sport, as well as former Chair of the Sports Section of the American Statistical Association.
 
Published April 8, 2003 by Copernicus. 350 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Curveball: Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game by Jim Albert, professor of mathematics and statistics at Bowling Green State University, and Jay Bennett, principal scientist with Telecordia Technologies both former chairs of the sports section of the American Statistical ...

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