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A Mathematician at the Ballpark

Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans

Published by Plume .
Written in English.

About the Book

In A Mathematician at the Ballpark, professor Ken Ross reveals the math behind the stats. This lively and accessible book shows baseball fans how to harness the power of made predictions and better understand the game. Using real-world examples from historical and modern-day teams, Ross shows:Why on-base and slugging percentages are more important than batting averagesHow professional odds makers predict the length of a seven-game seriesHow to use mathematics to make smarter betsA Mathematician at the Ballpark is the perfect guide to the science of probability for the stats-obsessed baseball fans-and, with a detailed new appendix on fantasy baseball, an essential tool for anyone involved in a fantasy league.

First Sentence

You don't need to be a baseball fan to have heard that a certain player is having a good season and hitting .300.

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Open Library
OL7591217M
Internet Archive
mathematicianatb00kenr
ISBN 10
0452287820
ISBN 13
9780452287822
Library Thing
280631
Goodreads
677415
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