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Big data baseball : math, miracles, and the end of a 20-year losing streak, Travis Sawchik

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Big data baseball : math, miracles, and the end of a 20-year losing streak
Title
Big data baseball
Title remainder
math, miracles, and the end of a 20-year losing streak
Statement of responsibility
Travis Sawchik
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was old school and stubborn. But after twenty straight losing seasons and his job on the line, he was ready to try anything. So when he met with GM Neal Huntington in October 2012, they decided to discard everything they knew about the game and instead take on drastic "big data" strategies. Going well beyond the number-crunching of Moneyball, which used statistics found on the back of baseball cards to identify market inefficiencies, the data the Pirates employed was not easily observable. They collected millions of data points on pitches and balls in play, creating a tome of reports that revealed key insights for how to win more games without spending a dime. They discovered that most batters struggled to hit two-seam fastballs, that an aggressive defensive shift on the field could turn more batted balls into outs, and that a catcher's most valuable skill was hidden. Hurdle and Huntington got to work trying to convince the entire Pirates organization and disgruntled fans to embrace these unconventional, yet groundbreaking methods. All this led to the end to the longest consecutive run of losing seasons in North American pro sports history.The Pirates' 2013 season is the perfect lens for examining baseball's burgeoning big-data movement. Using flawless reporting, award-winning journalist Travis Sawchik takes you behind-the-scenes to reveal a game-changing book of miracles and math"--
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Sawchik, Travis
Dewey number
796.3576
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball team)
  • Baseball
  • Baseball
  • Baseball players
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Big data baseball : math, miracles, and the end of a 20-year losing streak, Travis Sawchik
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Meeting -- 2. Demons -- 3. Proving Grounds -- 4. The Hidden Value -- 5. Point of No Return -- 6. Shifting the Playing Field -- 7. Attrition -- 8. Spinning Gold -- 9. The Missing All-Stars -- 10. Geography Test -- 11. Arms Race -- 12. Magic Art -- Epilogue: A Perfect Circle -- Acknowledgments -- References
Control code
ocn887848426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781250063502
Lccn
2015011231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Big data baseball : math, miracles, and the end of a 20-year losing streak, Travis Sawchik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Meeting -- 2. Demons -- 3. Proving Grounds -- 4. The Hidden Value -- 5. Point of No Return -- 6. Shifting the Playing Field -- 7. Attrition -- 8. Spinning Gold -- 9. The Missing All-Stars -- 10. Geography Test -- 11. Arms Race -- 12. Magic Art -- Epilogue: A Perfect Circle -- Acknowledgments -- References
Control code
ocn887848426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781250063502
Lccn
2015011231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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