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By Brian Kenny

ISBN-10: 1501106333

ISBN-13: 9781501106330

ISBN-10: 150110635X

ISBN-13: 9781501106354

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ISBN-13: 9781515957454

“A satisfaction for baseball fanatics” (Kirkus Reviews) and “one of the main major baseball books of the yr” (Bob Costas) Ahead of the Curve makes use of tales from baseball’s current and previous to ascertain why we occasionally select lack of knowledge over info, and the way culture can trump logic.

Forget batting regular. Kill the “Win.” Say see you later to beginning pitchers. And please, please cease bunting. MLB community anchor and commentator Brian Kenny offers “an first-class, exciting learn for the all-around baseball fan” (Library Journal) and exhibits how baseball has been revolutionized—not destroyed—by analytical thinking.

Most those that withstand logical inspiration in baseball pontificate “tradition” and “respecting the game.” yet lots of baseball’s traditions return to the 19th century, while the pitcher’s task was once to supply the batter with a ball he may possibly hit and fielders performed with no gloves. rather than fearing swap, Brian Kenny wishes enthusiasts to imagine significantly, reject outdated groupthink, and embody the adjustments that experience include the sabermetric period. In his exciting and enlightening ebook, Kenny discusses why the pitching win-loss list, the Triple Crown, fielding blunders, and so-called struggling with titles could be missed. He additionally issues out how fossilized sportswriters were electing the inaccurate MVP’s and ignoring valid applicants for the corridor of status; why managers are employed according to their appears to be like; and the way crucial place in baseball could be “Director of selection Sciences.”

“Prepare to have your mind and your assumptions challenged. Guided via information and a deep love of the sport, Brian Kenny takes a state of the art examine the place baseball is and the place it really is going” (Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated). Illustrated with detailed anecdotes from those that have reshaped the sport, Ahead of the Curve is “a nice tale concerning the video game within the age of knowledge and know-how” (Billy Beane).

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