Deconstructing Major League Baseball, 1991-2004 : how statistics illuminate individual and team performances / William Darby

Author(s): Darby, William, 1942-
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Subjects: Baseball--History--20th century
Baseball--History--21st century
Baseball--Statistics
Major League Baseball (Organization)--History--20th century
Major League Baseball (Organization)--History--21st century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., c2006
LC Classification: G, GV
Physical Description: ix, 506 p. ; 26 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2006024371
ISBN: 0786425377 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780786425372 (softcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 479) and index
Contents: Pitching -- Offense -- Defense -- Longevity and patterns of competition -- Starting pitchers' adjusted won-loss records. Relievers' shutout performances vs. run-yielding performances. Leading closers' saves and blown saves, 1991-2004. Total offensive averages. Team total offensive efficiencies. Winning and losing teams, winning percentages, average won-loss levels and runs-per-game for seasonal offensive efficiency levels. Starters' fielding averages and percentages. Double plays. Errors. Team fielding efficiency percentages. Quarterly standings in divisional races. Won-loss records by run differentials
Summary: "Covering a decade and a half, this work scrutinizes statistics from both leagues and proves how useful and straightforward numerical rankings can be. It examines pitching, offense, defense, managers, acquisitions, and longevity and competition based on the information reflected in various stats. Many of these figures are explained, simplifying seemingly complex metrics while illuminating 15 years of baseball"--Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 70830953
ISBN/ISSN: 0786425377
9780786425372