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Stathead baseball : how data changed the sport / by Eric Braun.

Braun, Eric, 1971- (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J 796.357021 Brau (Text) 33126022694040 JNonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 796.357021 Brau (Text) 33126022694032 JNonfiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch J 796.357021 Brau (Text) 33126022694057 JNonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781543514537
  • ISBN: 1543514537
  • ISBN: 9781543514490
  • ISBN: 1543514499
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Compass Point Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
How a stat ruined one team's season -- Baseball has always loved numbers -- A new way of thinking about stats -- Small changes take hold -- Advanced statistics go mainstream -- The next frontier.
Summary, etc.:
"In pro baseball today, it's good to be a stathead. Managers use stats to decide who should be in the lineup each game, where fielders should be positioned, and when to signal for a bunt or a steal. Players use stats to prepare for games and to get an edge from the first pitch to the final out. And sports reporters rely on data to explain the game. Today's baseball fans, who always want to be in the know, get more out of the action by joining the ranks of the statheads"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-14.
Subject: Baseball.
Baseball > Statistical methods.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2018 November

    Gr 5–8—Don't let the name of this series fool readers—it's not just a bunch of record books, but a thoughtful set of titles that consider the importance and influence of statistics in sports. Each volume effectively describes how stats are simultaneously amazing and deceiving—players in every sport are guilty of putting up big numbers but not producing any wins. In Stathead Basketball, individual athletes, like James Harden, and entire teams, like the Golden State Warriors, are used to effectively illustrate data, such as player efficiency rating (PER) and passing's impact on wins. Stathead Hockey looks at the old guard versus new guard of statistics, where a mediocre player's value can be assessed both by his inability to produce goals and his ability to assist teammates in a higher percentage of goals for shots taken. VERDICT Libraries looking to bolster connections between math and athletics will want to make purchasing this series a priority.

    Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2018 November

    Gr 5–8—Don't let the name of this series fool readers—it's not just a bunch of record books, but a thoughtful set of titles that consider the importance and influence of statistics in sports. Each volume effectively describes how stats are simultaneously amazing and deceiving—players in every sport are guilty of putting up big numbers but not producing any wins. In Stathead Basketball, individual athletes, like James Harden, and entire teams, like the Golden State Warriors, are used to effectively illustrate data, such as player efficiency rating (PER) and passing's impact on wins. Stathead Hockey looks at the old guard versus new guard of statistics, where a mediocre player's value can be assessed both by his inability to produce goals and his ability to assist teammates in a higher percentage of goals for shots taken. VERDICT Libraries looking to bolster connections between math and athletics will want to make purchasing this series a priority.

    Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.

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