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Understanding Sabermetrics: An Introduction to the Science of Baseball Statistics

MacFarland Publishing, 2007

Understanding Sabermetrics John T. Saccoman Jr., Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Fr. Gabriel B Costa, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
with Professor Mike Huber (Muhlenberg)

This introduction to the basics of sabermetric analysis explains concepts including normalization, peak versus career performance, linear weights and runs created, as well as popular calculations like OPS (On-Base plus Slugging), WHIP (Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched), PF (Park Factor) and others increasingly used by baseball fans.

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