SABR is a baseball organization of the best historians and statisticians who follow the game. Their use of metrics have been the primary contribution to the analytics of baseball. Over forty years of contributing journals, books and discourse about the game have established the standard for...
Since the book was published in 2003, three academics applied quantitative analysis to the measure of producing offense: on-base percentage and slugging percentage. They logically explain why even today managers overpay for slugging percentage compared to on-base percentage and correctly...
SABR members critique and expand on the movie "Moneyball"
Interviews and personal annotation from many people involved in the movie's research and Oakland A's players and coaches comment on their portrayal and the importance of Stats today.
Works by Bill James
A bibliography for Bill James. His "Baseball Abstract" books produced in the late 70s were the definition of sabermetrics. Today his writing appears on websites such as "Baseball Prospectus" and "Baseball Primer" (now "Baseball Think Factory"), as well as in blogs and tweets. James has...
Using Sabermetrics in Fantasy Baseball
Scott Kendrick uses sabermetrics to discuss how these formulas are calculated and contrasted with the rules of fantasy leagues. He also discusses PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm) and states that it's a proprietary statistic by "Baseball Prospectus." We now...
Bob Costas narrates the evolution of statistics in Behind the Seams: The Stat Story
This documentary explores some of the arguments refuting the influence of statistics in baseball. As Tommy Lasorda said. "Today, they manage with statistics. You can't do it. Statistics are lies. Believe me, they're lies."
"Total Baseball" was the official encyclopedia for Major League Baseball (MLB). A labor of love and devotion for the writers and editors, the book was compiled by two great historians and stats geeks and was produced on paper so fine it was similar to a Bible. It stopped publication due to...
Trailer from Columbia Pictures. Critics are comparing it to "The Social Network," both written by Aaron Sorkin and produced by Scott Rudin and Michael De Luca. The film is based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Michael Lewis. The book and movie show Billie Beane's...
John Thorn on Baseball
Baseball writer John Thorn, MLB Historian, recommends key pieces to read when learning about the early days of baseball. To understand the influence of statistics on baseball, time spent studying the beginnings of the game gives you the feeling that when looking at baseball, "things are not...
An updated baseball reference source used by fans and historians to chart trends and wait for end-of-the-year stats to be posted. All MLB baseball Statistics are compiled by Elias Sports Bureau, who resolve on-field umpire calls after the games and produce the "official box score" for...
Pete Palmer - BR Bullpen
As a mathematician, Pete Palmer was a great partner for John Thorn. Together they produced original books that are now common to the study of baseball. "The Hidden Game of Baseball" was a brilliant book that has been a source for many researchers. Major League Baseball has endorsed their...
Chaos Theory and the value of Major League Baseball
Think you have the skills and statistical analysis to be the next Bill James or Pete Palmer? Bend your mind and review David White's article which demonstrates the importance of baseball for physicists, mathematicians and baseball intellectuals.
The 25 Greatest Baseball Movies of All Time
Baseball's films have been great stories that appeal to avid fans and novices alike. Like boxing, more people enjoy the film than the game, but perhaps these films will encourage folks to go out and watch a game. Start with your local Minor League team and bring the kids, then maybe go home...