The Sabermetric Revolution book reading

Over at statsinthewild, Ted takes a look at a promising new book from 5-college academics Ben Baumer and Andrew Zimbalist

Stats in the Wild

This past Thursday, I attended a book reading at Booklinks Booksellers in Northampton, MA. Benjamin Baumer and Andrew Zimbalist were reading from their new book, The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball. Approximately 30 baseball starved fans braved the cold New England night to learn a few things about sabermetrics and baseball analytics. It was a very informative hour that included the reading of a few book excerpts, a lively Q&A session, and complimentary wine. What could be better on a February night than good baseball discussion and free alcohol!

Andrew Zimbalist is the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College and a noted sports economist who has written numerous books concentrating on the business of sports, especially baseball. Benjamin Baumer is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Smith College who spent eight years working as a Statistical Analyst for the New York Mets. The Sabermetric Revolution is their first joint project.

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