The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches #2020

The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches By Bill James Rob Neyer The Neyer James Guide to Pitchers An Historical Compendium of Pitching Pitchers and Pitches Pitchers the pitches they throw and how they throw them these days it s the stuff of constant scrutiny but there s never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information That s what p
  • Title: The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches
  • Author: Bill James Rob Neyer
  • ISBN: 9780743261586
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches By Bill James Rob Neyer Pitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them these days it s the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there s never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information That s what preeminent baseball analyst Bill James and ESPN baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch than a dozen years ago Since then, they ve been compiling the cenPitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them these days it s the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there s never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information That s what preeminent baseball analyst Bill James and ESPN baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch than a dozen years ago Since then, they ve been compiling the centerpiece of this book, the Pitcher Census, which lists specific information for nearly two thousand pitchers, ranging throughout the history of professional baseball The Guide also offers A dictionary describing virtually every known pitchThe origins and development of baseball s most important pitchesTop ten lists best fastballs, best spitballs, and everything in betweenBiographies of some of the great pitchers who have been overlookedMore knuckleballers and submariners than you ever thought existedAn open debate concerning pitcher abuse and durabilityA formula for predicting the Cy Young Award winnerSomething fresh and new Bill James Pitcher Codes The Neyer James Guide to Pitchers is about understanding pitchers, and baseball s action always starts with the pitchers It s also about entertaining debates and having a great deal of fun with the history of a game that obsesses so many.
    The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches By Bill James Rob Neyer

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    1. Bill James Rob Neyer

      George William Bill James born October 5, 1949, in Holton, Kansas is a baseball writer, historian, and statistician whose work has been widely influential Since 1977, James has written than two dozen books devoted to baseball history and statistics His approach, which he termed sabermetrics in reference to the Society for American Baseball Research SABR , scientifically analyzes and studies baseball, often through the use of statistical data, in an attempt to determine why teams win and lose His Baseball Abstract books in the 1980s are the modern predecessor to websites using sabermetrics such as Baseball Prospectus and Baseball Primer now Baseball Think Factory.In 2006, Time named him in the Time 100 as one of the most influential people in the world He is currently a Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox In 2010, Bill James was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame.enpedia wiki Bill_James

    109 thoughts on “The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches”

    1. I guess it depends what you re in this for.For those whose hobbies include replaying past baseball seasons and want to picture what a guy threw back in the day, or those who are into pitching history you may enjoy this.If you are into it for the essays, I suspect you will be somewhat disappointed They aren t all that solid and some of the methodologies are way out there and lacking coherence Which is a shame I was rooting for them The book was published a while ago around 2003 from what I could [...]


    2. I m a big fan of Bill James and Rob Neyer, and with this book I was expecting something along the lines of the Historical Abstract There is some good essays here, but the bulk of the book is for reference purposes only and you simply can t sit down and read this cover to cover like you can the 1000 page Abstract What kind of pitch did throw If you want to know, this is the book for you.


    3. This book is the product of amazing research A reference book listing the types of pitches thrown by nearly every major league pitcher Amazing Not of general interest, but if you want to know, for example, what pitches Art Nehf or Phil Marchildon or Rick Sutcliffe threw then this book is for you.





    4. A meticulously researched book, detailing the pitch selection of just about every major league pitcher in history A great reference book, but a tough one to read cover to cover.


    5. Excellent overview of pitchers and pitching throughout major league history Could have used James, less Neyer, as the former is much the superior writer.



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