Hardball Times Annual 2017 by Paul Swydan
(Volume 13)

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The Hardball Times Annual 2017 is the ultimate baseball annual...the "MVP of baseball annuals." Now in its 13th year, this year's edition contains nearly 30 articles from some of the best-known writers in baseball today, such as...

Jeff Sullivan Eno Sarris Mike Petriello Rob Arthur Emma Baccellieri Corinne Landrey Carson Cistulli Sara Novic August Fagerstrom Joon Lee ...and many other great writers. Topics include complete coverage of the 2016 season, including the games/series that swung the balance of each division, unique takes on baseball history and cutting-edge sabermetric analysis.

When you read The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2017, you'll discover:

A new defensive metric, debuting within these pages Why pitch framing was doomed from the start Why baseball mud is chaos The widely-forgotten trophy known as The Sultan of Swat Award or Babe Ruth Crown Scott Boras’ claims in The Arm are all bark and no bite The effect of the marine layer on fly balls How much Hope & Faith there is in MLB Analysis of catcher arm strength using previously unreleased Statcast data The 1957 Kansas City Athletics, one of the most unique teams in history If you're a baseball fan yearning to keep that flame burning during the offseason, The Hardball Times Baseball Annual is for you. As Sports Weekly said, "There are several baseball books that come out every year for the holiday season, but none as well-rounded and complete as The Hardball Times Baseball Annual."
 

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Published November 18, 2016 by FanGraphs.
Genres: Sports & Outdoors.

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The notion that rookies get to get paid to play the game that they grew up playing is deeply embedded in the iconography of the game, the aw-shucks gee-whiz glad-to-be-here that we’ve idolized since long before Joe Jackson neglected to wear a shoe.

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June 1, 2010 by Steve Treder.

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they didn’t have a home night game scheduled until May. (It didn’t work: they played that day on a snow-covered field with wind-chills at 10 below zero.) The Seattle Mariners debuted with a night game, but under the Kingdome, what was the difference?

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After the Reds lost Game 1, Bucky twirled a three-hit shutout in Game 2;

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There’s a fundamental difference between the infield fly rule and the other attempts to deceive the baserunner that you mention, such as faking a pickoff throw or decoying a runner into thinking that there will be a play at second base on a ball actually hit to the outfield.

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As a whole, however, the details on those who have governed MLB prior to Selig set the stage for understanding the change that has occurred under Selig’s watch.

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In 1898, while continuing his dentistry, he indulged his major league dream once more by playing for the Newark Colts, a Class B team that fielded no fewer than 20 future big leaguers, including the phenomenally named Phenomenal Smith, the less phenomenally named Stub Smith, and infielder Tom Del...

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Rule 7.[0]1 does not say a runner is safe if reaching a base “before being forced or tagged.” Rule 7.[0]1 says that he is safe if reaching base “before he is out.” Under 7.08, we know that he is only “out” if “he or the next base is tagged before he touches the next base” (6.05 is similar).

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Monte is one of twenty-one Negro League Stars in my first book “The Best Season – The First Ninety Games honoring Black Ball (Negro Leagues) through baseball game simulation.

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The players brought three collusion cases against the owners in the 1980s, and in 1990, a joint settlement of those cases cost the owners a whopping $280 million.

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In 2012, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on multiple public statements that were close to crossing the line, including a “high-ranking” Rangers official telling USA Today his club didn’t plan to offer Josh Hamilton a contract longer than three years, Tony La Russa telling ESPN any contract o...

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