Curve Ball: Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game
Curve Ball: Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game by Jim Albert
Curve Ball: Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game Author: Jim Albert
Title: Curve Ball: Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game
ISBN: 0387988165
ISBN13: 978-0387988160
Other Formats: doc lrf txt mobi
Pages: 350 pages
Publisher: Copernicus/Springer-Verlag (June 8, 2001)
Language: English
Category: Science & Math
Size PDF version: 1391 kb
Size EPUB version: 1403 kb
Subcategory: Mathematics




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.