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Incredible Baseball Stats: The Coolest, Strangest Stats and Facts in Baseball History

Incredible Baseball Stats: The Coolest, Strangest Stats and Facts in Baseball History


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With forewords by Wade Boggs and Lance McCullers, Jr, here is a modern stat book for modern fans. Whether you follow the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Giants, or another Major League team, you fill find something new and fascinating!

As America's pastime since the mid-1800s, baseball offers the sights, sounds, and even smells that are deeply entrenched in our culture. But for some, the experience can be less sensory. Some, such as Ryan Spaeder and Kevin Reavy, live for baseball statistics. Stats give the game historical context and measurables for past, present, and predictive analysis.

Incredible Baseball Stats, newly updated, helps tell unique baseball stories, showcasing extraordinary stats and facts in baseball history, through the 2018 season.

For example, in 2015, the Nationals’ Bryce Harper broke out in a major way. He batted .330/.460/.649 with 42 home runs en route to his first MVP Award. It was his fourth MLB season, but he was still younger than NL Rookie of the Year Kris Bryant. He became the youngest player to lead the league in both on-base percentage and homers in the same season since Ty Cobb in 1909.

The authors have scoured the records for untold tales and looked at familiar ones with new statistical insights, to create Incredible Baseball Stats, a perfect book for baseball fans from coast to coast.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683583127
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 505,790
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kevin Reavy, a Chester County native and lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, is the co-author of This Day in Philadelphia Sports, with Brian Startare. His writing and media credits include contributions to the magazine Fusion and CBS Local's Sports Verdict.
Ryan Spaeder is one of the leading baseball researchers in alternative media. Known for his Twitter account, @theaceofspaeder, Ryan's baseball research has been credited by ESPN, Fox, CBS, Yahoo, Grantland, and he has contributed to outlets like NBC Sports World and Sporting News.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Foreword Wade Boggs xi

Foreword Lance McCullers Jr. xv

Introduction 1

I American League 3

American League East 5

Baltimore Orioles 5

Boston Red Sox 14

New York Yankees 24

Tampa Bay Rays 36

Toronto Blue Jays 42

American League Central 49

Chicago White Sox 49

Cleveland Indians 59

Detroit Tigers 70

Kansas City Royals 79

Minnesota Twins 86

American League West 95

Houston Astros 95

Los Angeles Angels 105

Oakland Athletics 116

Seattle Mariners 126

Texas Rangers 137

II National League 147

National League East 147

Atlanta Braves 147

Miami Marlins 163

New York Mets 172

Philadelphia Phillies 182

Washington Nationals 199

National League Central 212

Chicago Cubs 212

Cincinnati Reds 224

Milwaukee Brewers 234

Pittsburgh Pirates 241

St. Louis Cardinals 251

National League West 263

Arizona Diamondbacks 263

Colorado Rockies 272

Los Angeles Dodgers 283

San Diego Padres 295

San Francisco Giants 302

Glossary Of Stats And Terms 313

Index 320

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