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The Baseball Economist: The Real Game Exposed

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The Baseball Economist: The Real Game Exposed

Baseball fans have seen it all. They've seen the stats. They know what is really going on out there on the field, right? Well, maybe.

Now comes THE BASEBALL ECONOMIST exposing the shadow game behind all the baseball stories in the news. Find out what is really happening on the field-and off it. Economics professor J.C. Bradbury, one of our most popular baseball bloggers and the authority sports reporters love to quote, delivers eye-opening revelations in this his first book:

Did steroids have nothing to do with the recent home run records? Incredibly, Bradbury's research reveals steroids had little statistical significance.
Which players are ridiculously overvalued? Bradbury lists all major league players by team with each player's value in revenue to the team listed in dollars-including a dishonor role of those players with negative values.
Is the big-city versus small-city competition really lopsided? See why teams like the Marlins and Indians are likely to dominate big city franchises in the coming years.
Is major league baseball a monopoly that can't govern itself? Bradbury sets out what rules the owners really need to play by and what the players' union should be doing.

Does it help to lobby for balls and strikes? How would Babe Ruth perform in today's game? And who killed all the left handed catchers anyway? THE BASEBALL ECONOMIST has lucid powerful insights into all the old and new questions about the great game.

Providing far more than a mere collection of numbers, Bradbury shines the light of his training in economic thinking on baseball exposing the powers of tradeoffs, competition and incentives. Statistics alone aren't enough anymore. Fans, fantasy buffs and players-as well as coaches at all levels-can use and enjoy Bradbury's new Sabernomic perspective comprehensively presented here for the first time.

The Baseball Economist: The Real Game Exposed
by J.C. Bradbury

  • Publication Date: March 15, 2007
  • Genres: Economics, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult
  • ISBN-10: 0525949933
  • ISBN-13: 9780525949930