Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, March 09, 2013

John Thorn: Rickey and Roth and Lindsey and Cook

This week marks the second edition of the SABR Analytics Conference, in Phoenix (http://sabr.org/analytics). I had planned to attend, as I had last year, but a bothersome health blip has held me back east. I am something of a sabermetrician emeritus, anyway, and would have been an interested spectator rather than a contributor of fresh insight. My best work in the statistical line, in collaboration with Pete Palmer, is long behind me. All the same, I continue to approach the game analytically and I appreciate the great advances in sabermetrics in recent years.

To honor those advances and to place them in some historical perspective, I offer an excerpt from The Hidden Game of Baseball, published nearly thirty years ago—so far back that Pete and I were not yet ready to embrace the newfangled term “sabermetrics”! Let’s look at four baseball pioneers who plied their statistical trade before the world had heard of Bill James or my brilliant collaborator.

Thanks to Vin.

Repoz Posted: March 09, 2013 at 09:58 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, sabermetrics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: March 09, 2013 at 02:59 PM (#4385041)
if you haven't read 'the hidden game' yet, well - do so - or at least check out tfa.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
greenback is not cosmopolitan
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 14 August 2014: The American Pastimes of Rock ’n’ Roll, Baseball and Poetry
(2004 - 2:59am, Aug 18)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogWhen I was 17, it was a very good OMNICHATTER, for August 17, 2017
(105 - 12:42am, Aug 18)
Last: Bote Man

Gonfalon CubsNow or Never
(75 - 12:24am, Aug 18)
Last: Brian C

NewsblogMets' Gsellman irritates GM Sandy Alderson with 'I don't care' comment
(8 - 11:52pm, Aug 17)
Last: Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb

NewsblogSkunk in the Outfield
(5 - 11:30pm, Aug 17)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogArthur: Buster Posey Has Quietly Become A Lock For Cooperstown
(12 - 11:15pm, Aug 17)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogJered Weaver Announces Retirement | MLB.com
(27 - 10:24pm, Aug 17)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogFirst pitch astray at Fenway | Red Sox
(20 - 10:02pm, Aug 17)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOlney: Baseball must end its beanball legacy
(6 - 9:55pm, Aug 17)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogJoey Votto on base twice for 20th game in row | MLB.com
(33 - 7:09pm, Aug 17)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogPearlman: The Fallout From Sportswriting's Filthiest Fuck-Up
(16 - 6:00pm, Aug 17)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogTravis d’Arnaud’s position in Wednesday’s box score read “3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B-3B-2B”
(41 - 5:37pm, Aug 17)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2007 Discussion
(14 - 5:35pm, Aug 17)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogOn the risks of categorizing a continuous variable (with an application to baseball data)
(17 - 5:30pm, Aug 17)
Last: Mike Emeigh

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(1806 - 5:09pm, Aug 17)
Last: jmurph

Page rendered in 0.1931 seconds
47 querie(s) executed