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Wizardry: Baseball's All-Time Greatest Fielders Revealed
 
 
Author
Michael A. Humphreys.
Publisher Oxford  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9 x 6 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780195397765
Pages/Publication Date 410/2011
Daedalus Item Code 30714
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The modern systematic analysis of baseball statistics, often called "sabermetrics," has evolved in recent years to resemble something of a science, though one problem has defied solution: estimating runs saved by fielders throughout history. Traditional statistics include errors and plays made, but not hits that could or should have been prevented. In his breakthrough method, however, which draws solely on freely available baseball statistics, Michael Humphreys shows how to apply classic statistical methods to estimate runs saved by fielders going back to 1893. Position by position, Humphreys identifies and profiles the greatest fielders of all time with anecdote-rich essays.

"Michael Humphreys should get the Gold Glove for historical fielding evaluation. With carefully derived formulae, he rates Aaron, Clemente, Gordon and Hooper as saving 100-plus runs more than does Total Baseball, while Mazeroski and Ozzie Smith saved their teams over 100 fewer. And that's just among Hall of Famers! Taken seriously, as it should be, this book will substantially shake up our all-around rankings of players."ŚMichael J. Schell

 
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