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By The Numbers: Baseball In The Classroom: Teaching Sabermetrics

It was the mid-1980s. I’ll never forget the feeling of “Eureka!”


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By The Numbers: Some Pioneers In Sabermetrics

From the humble beginnings of baseball in 1839, reporters and statisticians have tried to “tell the story of baseball”. What “happens” at a baseball game can be expressed in words, and yet must be explained in numbers.