Alan Schwarz is the Senior Writer of Baseball America magazine, a weekly columnist for ESPN.com, and a frequent contributor to The New York Times. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and more than a dozen other national publications. He is the author of The Numbers Game. He lives in Manhattan.
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The Numbers Game
Alan Schwarz; Foreword by Peter Gammons
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
Most baseball fans, players and even team executives assume that the national pastime's infatuation with statistics is simply a by-product of the information age, a phenomenon that blossomed only...