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Description - It Ain't Over 'til it's Over by Steven Goldman

Pennant races are arguably the most important aspect of baseball. Players, teams, and franchises are all after one goal: to win the pennant and get into the post-season. But what really determines who wins? Statistical analyses of baseball abound: different ways of breaking down everyones individual performance, from hitters and pitchers to managers and even owners. But surprisingly, team success-what makes some teams winners over an entire season-has never been looked at with the same statistical rigor. In It Aint Over Til Its Over, The Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts introduce the Davenport Method of deciding which races were the most dramatic-the closest, the most volatile-and determine the ten greatest races of modern baseball history. They use these key races (and a few others) to answer the main question: What determines who wins? How important are such things as mid-season trades, how much a manager overworks his pitchers, and why teams have winning and losing streaks? Can one player carry a team? Can one bad player ruin a team? Can one bad play ruin a teams chances? This fascinating and illuminating book will change your perception of the game.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465002849
ISBN-10: 0465002846
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven Goldman

Baseball Prospectus is the top statistical website in baseball, and is extensively used in print and on air as well as for background, by every major broadcaster, magazine and daily newspaper that covers baseball.

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