A Mathematician at the Ballpark

A Mathematician at the Ballpark

Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Introduces the concepts of probability to help baseball fans develop a better understanding of the game.

Blackwell North Amer
Here is a perfect introduction to the ideas of probability that baseball fans will love. Books on baseball give statistics and use language such as "odds," "likely," and "no chance" without any explanation. Now, professor of mathematics Ken Ross has written a guide to the science of probability for baseball fans who love statistics. Ken Ross, himself a lifelong baseball fan, opens up the math behind that revolution and shows how anyone can use probability to better understand the future of the game - in the next inning, the rest of the season, or the World Series.
Filled with current and historical players, this is the first book that focuses on probability in baseball. It is useful for anyone who bets on the game, and a pleasure to read for anyone who wants to understand player performance and manager decisions.

Publisher: New York : Pi Press, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780131479906
0131479903
Branch Call Number: 796.357 R824m
Characteristics: xv, 190 pages ; 22 cm

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