Автор: Adler, Joseph Название: Baseball hacks ISBN: 0596009429 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780596009427 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3628 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Talking about how to watch, research, and understand baseball, this book shows how easy it is to get data, process it, and use it to understand baseball. It lists many sources for contemporary and historical baseball data, and explains how to load it into a database for analysis. It then introduces statistical tools for understanding data.
Описание: "... a smart and energetic collection of essays on baseball statistics. Curve Ball doesn't play misty-eyed homage to baseball's traditions and conventional wisdoms.... This is great stuff.... Curve Ball makes clear how pleasurable [stats] can be, and arguably how important, to view the great American game with real precision." -- The Wall Street Journal"Rating: 4.5 out of 5. Must own!" -- Baseballnotebook.com"In [Curve Ball] Albert & Bennett explain the game in ways the conventional press - even titans such as Bill James - cannot." -- Baseball America"[The book] illustrates how statistical reasoning can be useful in teasing out the role of chance from performance in baseball to better assess ability.... Curve Ball represents another advance in the genre of baseball and statistics books." -- Journal of the American Statistical AssociationThere is a fascination among baseball fans and the media to collect data on every imaginable event during a baseball game and to use these data to try to understand characteristics of the game. But patterns in baseball data are difficult to detect due to the inherent chance variation that is present.This book addresses a number of questions that are of interest to many baseball fans - including how to rate players, predict the outcome of a game or the attainment of an attainment, make sense of situational data, and decide the most valuable players in the World Series.Curve Ball is directed to a general audience and does not assume that the reader has any prior background in probability or statistics, although knowledge of high school algebra will be helpful.
Описание: George Altman grew up in the segregated South but through a mix of timing and opportunity was able to participate in the sport at more levels of competition than perhaps anyone else who has ever played the game, starting in the 1940s and concluding in the 1970s.<br><br> Not only did Altman play baseball at all of the usual kids' levels, he played college baseball at Tennessee State University, played for the Kansas City Monarchs during the waning days of the Negro Leagues, played for the US Army in service competition, played winter league ball in Cuba and Panama, spent nine years in the majors with the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets as a two-time All-Star outfielder, and then culminated his remarkable career by playing in Japan where he was a regular All-Star. For Altman, it was a case of ""Have bat, will travel."" When it comes to baseball, Altman has seen it all and he offers illuminating observations about teams, fans and the game as he journeyed around the world to play it.
Автор: Alpert Rebecca T. Название: Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball ISBN: 0190619139 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780190619138 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4518 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Here is an eye-opening look at one of baseball's most intriguing and little known stories: the many-faceted relationship between Jews and black baseball in Jim Crow America. In Out of Left Field, Rebecca Alpert explores how Jewish sports entrepreneurs, political radicals, and a team of black Jews from Belleville, Virginia called the Belleville Grays--the only Jewish team in the history of black baseball--made their mark on the segregated world of the Negro Leagues. Through in-depth research, Alpert tells the stories of the Jewish businessmen who owned and promoted teams as they both acted out and fell victim to pervasive stereotypes of Jews as greedy middlemen and hucksters. Some Jewish owners produced a kind of comedy baseball, akin to basketball's Harlem Globetrotters--indeed, Globetrotters owner Abe Saperstein was very active in black baseball--that reaped financial benefits for both owners and players but also played upon the worst stereotypes of African Americans and prevented these black "showmen" from being taken seriously by the major leagues. But Alpert also shows how Jewish entrepreneurs, motivated in part by the traditional Jewish commitment to social justice, helped grow the business of black baseball in the face of the oppressive Jim Crow restrictions, and how radical journalists writing for the Communist Daily Worker argued passionately for an end to baseball's segregation. In fact, the campaign to convince manager Branch Rickey to integrate the Brooklyn Dodgers was initiated by Daily Worker sports writer Bill Mardo, in an open letter in the paper. Deftly written and meticulously researched, Out of Left Field offers a unique perspective on the economic and social negotiations between blacks and Jews in the first half of the 20th century, shedding new light on the intersection of race, religion, and sports in America.
Автор: Consumer Dummies Название: Golf All-In-One for Dummies ISBN: 111811504X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781118115046 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3991 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Everything you need to get a grip on all aspects of golf Golf All–in–One For Dummies shows you not only how to get the most physical benefit from a round of golf, but also the tools you need to truly enjoy the game. From perfecting your swing to avoiding injuries, the proven techniques presented in this book give you everything you need to have the time of your life every time you hit the course. Golf 101 find out what you need to know about buying clubs and gear, the types of golf courses, and ways to save money on green fees Lean and green discover exercises to improve your swing, help prevent injuries, avoid aches and pains, and fine–tune your most important piece of golf equipment: your body Get in the swing get the 4–1–1 on all the workings of the golf swing (the grip, the stance, and the backswing and follow–through) and perfect your pitch shot and chip shot Golf "rules" learn great insider information about the rules of the game, from how to conduct yourself on the golf course to ways to cope with penalty shots Hit the course find tactics for teeing off like a pro and discover some great games that make practicing more enjoyable Meet your golf pros receive??expert golf insights from??PGA golfers Gary McCord and Michael Kernicki, and award–winning golf writers John Steinbreder and Michael Patrick Shiels Train with the best improve your physical and mental game with expert advice from your trainers: LaReine Chabut, core strength and stretching exercises; Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg, and Shirley Archer, weight training; and Georg Feuerstein and Larry Payne, mental exercises Open the book and find: How to refine your swing Tips for perfecting your putt Short–game strategies Easy fixes for common faults Breakdowns of top pros? swings and strategies Exercises, visualization methods, and breathing tips to help your mental game The do?s and don?ts of golf course etiquette Tests to check your golf fitness Core exercises for more power and less pain 6 BOOKS???IN???1 Getting Started with Golf Fairway Fitness The Swing and the Short Game Rules and Etiquette Hitting the Course Fixing Common Faults
Описание: A comprehensive resource for building a baseball program for both the new and the experienced coach, this work includes techniques and materials for different aspects of the coach`s job, from recruiting to training talent for each position.
Описание: In November 1934 as the United States and Japan drifted toward war, a team of American League all-stars that included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, future secret agent Moe Berg, and Connie Mack barnstormed across the Land of the Rising Sun. Hundreds of thousands of fans, many waving Japanese and American flags, welcomed the team with shouts of “Banzai! Banzai, Babe Ruth!” The all-stars stayed for a month, playing 18 games, spawning professional baseball in Japan, and spreading goodwill. Politicians on both sides of the Pacific hoped that the amity generated by the tour—and the two nations’ shared love of the game—could help heal their growing political differences. But the Babe and baseball could not overcome Japan’s growing nationalism, as a bloody coup d’etat by young army officers and an assassination attempt by the ultranationalist War Gods Society jeopardized the tour’s success. A tale of international intrigue, espionage, attempted murder, and, of course, baseball, Banzai Babe Ruth is the first detailed account of the doomed attempt to reconcile the United States and Japan through the 1934 All American baseball tour. Robert K. Fitts provides a wonderful story about baseball, nationalism, and American and Japanese cultural history.
Описание: The intent of this book is to 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 to use this data to try to understand characteristics of the game. The problem is that patterns in baseball data are difficult to detect due to the inherent chance variation that is present. This book addresses a number of questions that are of interest to many baseball fans. These issues 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. This book will be directed to a general audience of baseball fans and does not assume that the reader has any prior background in probability or statistics, although a knowledge of high school abgebra will be helpful.
Автор: Cassuto Название: The Cambridge Companion to Baseball ISBN: 0521761824 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521761826 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 11206 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From Babe Ruth to the Black Sox scandal, this Companion examines baseball`s history, global identity, current challenges and memorable personalities.
Автор: Worth Fred Название: College Mathematics Through Baseball ISBN: 0786497769 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780786497768 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 6212 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book provides a basis for a good, solid survey of college mathematics for students in non-technical fields. It covers a variety of topics that are applicable to real life in ways that college algebra may not be for those majoring in the liberal arts. The book can also be used for a high school course once students have had algebra and geometry.Since mathematics is often a challenge for students in the non-technical majors, this book seeks to make it more palatable by finding the motivation for all of its topics in sports, primarily baseball. Topics covered include Logical Fallacies, Unit Conversions, Statistics, Probability/Combinatorics, Finance, Geometry, Modeling, and Voting Theory.
Описание: In the US there are over 425,000 baseball and softball fields. This book aims to bring baseball and softball field managers the knowledge and skills needed to create and maintain a flawless stadium and playing field. It covers a wide range of topics from stadium and field design from fences and drainage to amenities for spectators such as concession stands and public conveniences; Contributors include Major League groundskeepers who share their own experiences in managing state-of-the art facilities; Outlines the most commonly encountered problems for managers and designers of baseball and softball fields and provides techniques for overcoming these issues; Divides the North American continent into the major three climatic zones and focuses on the specific areas of concern and consideration for each; Uses practical, non-technical language that can be absorbed and used by professionals with no background in complex areas such as turf-management or soil science
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