Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football

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INDEX
The letters t or f following a page number indicate a table or figure on that page. For citations of databases, see the List of Databases (p. 341).
Adler, Joseph, 57, 102; Baseball Hacks, 54, 106
Alamar, Benjamin, 146–50
Albright, S. C., 98–99
Annis, David, 250
back- to- back games, NBA teams and, 321– 23
Barfield, Josh, 84–86
Baseball Annual, 50
Baseball between the Numbers, 59
Baseball Forecaster (Shandler), 50
Baseball Hacks (Adler), 54, 106
Baseball Handbook (James), 50
Baseball Prospectus: Baseball Annual, 50
base runners, advancing, 61–62
BCS. See Bowl Championship Series (BCS)
Behrendt, Todd, 303
Bellman, Richard, 166
Berk, Jonathan, 177
Bernhardt, Dan, 242–43
Berri, David: Wages of Wins, 133, 199–201
Berry, Scott, 333
Birnbaum, Phil, 182
Bonds, Barry, 15, 23–24, 27; simulation results and, 35–36
Book, The, 77–78, 104, 110
Boswell, Thomas, 22
Bowl Championship Series (BCS), 324; playoff alternatives and, 328–29; polls and computer rankings, accuracy of, 327– 28; team rankings and, 273, 325–27, 339
box scores, NBA, 187
brainteaser, 122
Brook, Stacey: Wages of Wins, 133, 199– 201
Burke, Brian, 133–34; moving the kickoff for NFL overtime and, 178–79
bye weeks, NFL teams and, 323
Cabot, Vic, 139
Carter, Virgil, 139–40
clutch hitters. See hitters, clutch
collapses, probabilities and, 303–4; Athletics and Cubs, 1929 World Series and, 308; Blazers and Lakers and, 305–6; Duke and Mary land, 310; Giants and Dodgers, 1951 and, 305; Houston and Buffalo and, 307; Illinois and Arizona, 309–10; Mets, 1986 World Series and, 308; Phillies, 1964 pennant race and, 305; Phillies and Mets, 2007 and, 304; Red Sox and Yankees, 2004 and, 307
college basketball, point shaving and, 242–43
Collins, Jason, 214–15
conventional wisdom, 338–39
conversions: the chart and, 168–71; dynamic programming and, 166; one- point versus two-point, 165–67
Cook, Earnshaw: Percentage Baseball, 34
Coors Field, 84–86
Crawford, Joey, 319–20

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