Item description for The Bill James Handbook: 2005 by Bill James...
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1, 2004!
Simply put, the Bill James Handbook: 2005 is the best and most complete annual reference guide available today. It includes informative introductions to the different sections and an extensive glossary that includes explanation and even mathematical formulas for the multitude of statistics now used in baseball-many of them developed by Bill James himself. This books contains a myriad of stats on every hit, pitch and catch in Major League Baseball's 2004 season. Some of the most unique data include the Managers Record, which gives readers an edge in understanding the differences between managers during a game, and Win Shares, a statistic developed by Bill James evaluating a player's individual contribution to his team's wins. The Bill James Handbook releases November 1, months before any similar books. Buy it early and get an edge over the competition.
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Studio: ACTA Sports
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2004
Publisher ACTA Sports
ISBN 0879462744 ISBN13 9780879462741
Availability 4 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 30, 2017 08:53.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Bill James Handbook: 2005?
Best book on baseball statistics Mar 24, 2005
This book is always interesting to read. It has a lot great info on every stat you can think of. Bill James has a talent for baseball statistics that will be valued for years to come. If you want a great book on hitting technique I would get The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams. Wonderful book that shows you how to hit over .300.
If you liked 2004, you'll like '05 Nov 24, 2004
The new edition has some added features like projected career totals and injury projections, but the meat of it is similar to what appeared in 2004. For stats junkies who just want the numbers, it's a great book. For those who prefer Prospectus and their comments (for better or, often, worse), this may be a disappointment because of its lack of commentary on players.
There is some discussion of items like the career projections and injury projections, but no essays that make his Abstracts or other books like Win Shares so popular. I'd definitely consider this a must for 2005 - a concise, easy to use guide to the essential stats that can be kept on your coffee table all season - but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who doesn't share an obsession with stats.