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

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CONTENTS
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
List of Abbreviationsxv
Part I. Baseball1
1.Baseball's Pythagorean Theorem3
2.Who Had a Better Year, Nomar Garciaparra or Ichiro Suzuki? The Runs-Created Approach11
3.Evaluating Hitters by Linear Weights17
4.Evaluating Hitters by Monte Carlo Simulation30
5. Evaluating Baseball Pitchers and Forecasting Future Pitcher Performance41
6.Baseball Decision-Making52
7.Evaluating Fielders Sabermetrics' Last Frontier64
8.Player Win Averages71
9.The Value of Replacement Players Evaluating Trades and Fair Salary79
10.Park Factors84
11.Streakiness in Sports87
12.The Platoon Effect102
13.Was Tony Perez a Great Clutch Hitter?106
14Pitch Count and Pitcher Effectiveness110
15.Would Ted Williams Hit.406 Today?113
16.Was Joe DiMaggio's 56- Game Hitting Streak the Greatest Sports Record of All Time?116
17.Major League Equivalents123
Part II. Football125
18.What Makes NFL Teams Win?127
19.Who's Better, Tom Brady or Peyton Manning?132

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