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    Re: Books on baseball

    "Marvin Miller: A Whole Different Ballgame"

    I liked the book because it was very informative about the histroy of baseball -much like "Lords of the Realm"

    The book also had a good amount of business ideas about how the market works and where there are inefficencies in the market. If there's anyone in baseball who thinks like Billy Beane it's Marvin Miller. They are kindred spirits.

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    May 2002

    Re: Books on baseball

    dollar sign on the muscle was pretty good. I think woy, or someone mentioned it in another thread. The library had it, so I checked it out.

    I had a book, it was sort of an anthology of interesting baseball (true'ish) stories. I used to love that book. The only individual story I remember from it is the Gabby Street catching a ball thrown from the top of the Washington Monument story. I loaned it to my HS baseball coach and never got it back

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    Re: Books on baseball

    Anyone else out there read "Three Nights in August" the book about LaRussa? I am just about done with it. I kind of have mixed feelings about it, curious what others think?

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    Re: Books on baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Just read The Numbers Game by Alan Schwarz. History of statistical methods and the people who engineered them. I'm not a fan who sees the game primarily through a statistical lens, but I found this an easygoing and interesting overview of the compulsion to track and archive baseball stats and the quirky characters who, from Harry Chadwick to the folks at BP, have been in the vanguard.
    I really enjoyed that book as well. Great baseball history. I pulled it out and read a good chunk of it last week and was reminded how much I enjoyed it.

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