Ahead of the Curve

Inside the Baseball Revolution
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Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD26794
Released: Jul 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515907459
Narrator/s: Brian Kenny
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Most people who resist logical thought in baseball preach "tradition" and "respecting the game." But many of baseball's traditions go back to the nineteenth century, when the pitcher's job was to provide the batter with a ball he could hit and fielders played without gloves. Instead of fearing change, Brian Kenny wants fans to think critically, reject outmoded groupthink, and embrace the changes that have come with the "sabermetric era." In his entertaining and enlightening book, Kenny discusses why the pitching win-loss record, the Triple Crown, fielding errors, and so-called battling titles should be ignored. Kenny also points out how fossilized sportswriters have been electing the wrong MVPs and ignoring legitimate candidates for the Hall of Fame; why managers are hired based on their looks; and how the most important position in baseball may just be "director of decision sciences." Ahead of the Curve debunks the old way of analyzing baseball and ushers in a new era of straightforward logic. Illustrated with unique anecdotes from those who have reshaped the game, it's a must-listen for fans, players, managers, and fantasy enthusiasts.

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Author(s): Brian Kenny
Genre: Sports, History

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Author(s): Brian Kenny
Narrator(s): Brian Kenny
Genre: Sports, History
Product Number Z100117673
Released: Jul 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515927457
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Author(s): Brian Kenny
Genre: Sports, History
Product Number EB00626248
Released: Jul 05, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501106361

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