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The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
by , Dana Mackenzie

Language

English

Pages

423

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence</b><b><br /></b>"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs <i>The Book of Why</i>.<br /><br /><br />
Imperfect: An Improbable Life
by , Tim Brown

Language

English

Pages

330

Publication Date

April 03, 2012

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<b>“Honest, touching, and beautifully rendered . . . Far more than a book about baseball, it is a deeply felt story of triumph and failure, dreams and disappointments. Jim Abbott has hurled another gem.”—Jonathan Eig, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Luckiest Man</i></b><br />  <br /> <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br />  <br /> Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott dreamed of someday being a great athlete. Raised in Flint, Michigan, by parents who encouraged him to compete, Jim would become an ace pitcher for the University of Michigan. But his journey was only beginning: By twenty-one, he’d won the gold medal game at the 1988 Olympics and—without spending a day in the minor leagues—cracked the starting rotation of the California Angels. In 1991, he would finish third in the voting for the Cy Young Award. Two years later, he would don Yankee pinstripes and pitch one of the most dramatic no-hitters in major-league history.<br />  <br /> In this honest and insightful book, Jim Abbott reveals the challenges he faced in becoming an elite pitcher, the insecurities he dealt with in a life spent as the different one, and the intense emotion generated by his encounters with disabled children from around the country. With a riveting pitch-by-pitch account of his no-hitter providing the ideal frame for his story, this unique athlete offers readers an extraordinary and unforgettable memoir.<br />  <br /> <b>“Compelling . . . [a] big-hearted memoir.”—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“Inspirational.”—<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> Includes an exclusive conversation between Jim Abbott and Tim Brown in the back of the book.
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by Michael Lewis

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

March 17, 2004

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<p><strong>"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —<em>Forbes</em></strong></p><br /><p><em>Moneyball</em> is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.</p>
2020 NFHS Baseball Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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Contains the official rules for baseball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
The Fantasy Baseball Black Book 2020 (Fantasy Black Book 16)
by , Matt Modica

Language

English

Pages

349

Publication Date

December 27, 2019

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Are you ready to #TakeTheBlack? <br />The 14-time #1 best-selling author, Joe Pisapia is back in black once again for 2020! <br /><br />Joe Pisapia, fantasy sports analyst, award winning TV/radio/podcast host and creator of the revolutionary player evaluation tool Relative Position Value (RPV), has assembled another all-star cast for this baseball season including:<br /><br />Paul Sporer - RotoGraphs, Sleeper and the Bust Podcast<br />Chris Meaney - The Athletic, Linestar DFS<br />Alex Chamberlain – Rotographs, FSWA baseball Writer of the Year<br />Eric Cross - Fantrax, Prospect Guru<br />Nathan Dokken -Fantrax, NastyCast Podcast<br />Chris Welsh - In This League Podcast, Fantrax<br />Brian Entrekin - TheQuantEdge<br />Matt Modica - The Athletic<br />Ariel Cohen -Rotographs<br /><br />The NEW and expanded 2020 Fantasy Black Book features include: <br />*Over 500+ Player Profiles with complete RPV breakdowns<br />*110 Prospect Profiles an AFL Notes<br />*2020 Draft Strategies for ALL formats including season long roto, H2H Points, H2H roto categories and NFBC <br />* Black Book philosophies on roster management, making trades, being the “commish” and much more… <br /><br />Whether you're new to fantasy baseball or a grizzled veteran looking for a leg up on the competition, the Fantasy Black Book is the definitive guide. <br />
The MVP Machine: How Baseball's New Nonconformists Are Using Data...
by , Travis Sawchik

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<b>Move over, <i>Moneyball</i> -- this <i>New York Times</i> bestseller examines major league baseball's next cutting-edge revolution: the high-tech quest to build better players.</b><b><br /></b> As bestselling authors Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik reveal in <i>The MVP Machine</i>, the <i>Moneyball</i> era is over. Fifteen years after Michael Lewis brought the Oakland Athletics' groundbreaking team-building strategies to light, every front office takes a data-driven approach to evaluating players, and the league's smarter teams no longer have a huge advantage in valuing past performance.<br /><br />Lindbergh and Sawchik's behind-the-scenes reporting reveals:<ul><li>How undersized afterthoughts José Altuve and Mookie Betts became big sluggers and MVPs</li><li>How polarizing pitcher Trevor Bauer made himself a Cy Young contender</li><li>How new analytical tools have overturned traditional pitching and hitting techniques</li><li>How a wave of young talent is making MLB both better than ever and arguably worse to watch</li></ul>Instead of out-drafting, out-signing, and out-trading their rivals, baseball's best minds have turned to out-<i>developing</i> opponents, gaining greater edges than ever by perfecting prospects and eking extra runs out of older athletes who were once written off. Lindbergh and Sawchik take us inside the transformation of former fringe hitters into home-run kings, show how washed-up pitchers have emerged as aces, and document how coaching and scouting are being turned upside down. <i>The MVP Machine</i> charts the future of a sport and offers a lesson that goes beyond baseball: Success stems not from focusing on finished products, but from making the most of untapped potential.
The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for Yo...
by Scott E. Page

Language

English

Pages

398

Publication Date

November 27, 2018

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<b>How anyone can become a data ninja</b><br /><br /> From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In <i>The Model Thinker</i>, social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models--from linear regression to random walks and far beyond--that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm," which shows the reader how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. <i>The Model Thinker </i>provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.<br /><br />
2020 NFHS Baseball Case Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

November 25, 2019

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Contains the official case plays for baseball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
The Bill James Handbook 2020
by , Baseball Info Solutions

Language

English

Pages

637

Publication Date

November 22, 2019

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The first-to-market, most comprehensive, insightful, and groundbreaking annual baseball book on the market. A must-have book or gift for every true fan, with lifetime statistics and leader boards for every player in the major leagues and projections for how they might do in the future.
Ball Four (RosettaBooks Sports Classics Book 1)
by Jim Bouton

Language

English

Pages

571

Publication Date

March 20, 2012

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<b>A completely updated edition of “the book that changed baseball” (NPR.org), chosen by <i>Time</i> magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Non-Fiction” books.</b><br />  <br /> When <i>Ball Four</i> was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold, and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries.<br />  <br /> Almost everyone else, however, loved <i>Ball Four</i>. Fans liked discovering that athletes were real people—often wildly funny people. David Halberstam, who won a Pulitzer for his reporting on Vietnam, wrote a piece in <i>Harper’s</i> that said of Bouton: “He has written . . . a book deep in the American vein, so deep in fact that it is by no means a sports book.”<br />  <br /> Today <i>Ball Four</i> has taken on another role—as a time capsule of life in the sixties. “It is not just a diary of Bouton’s 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros,” says sportswriter Jim Caple. “It’s a vibrant, funny, telling history of an era that seems even further away than four decades. To call it simply a ‘tell all book’ is like describing <i>The Grapes of Wrath</i> as a book about harvesting peaches in California.”<br />  <br /> This ebook version of <i>Ball Four</i> includes the first edition, the 1980, 1990, and 2000 updates, and 138 photos.<br />  <br /> “An irreverent, best-selling book that angered baseball’s hierarchy and changed the way journalists and fans viewed the sports world.” —<i>The Washington Post</i>

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