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Incredible Baseball Stats

The Coolest, Strangest Stats and Facts in Baseball History

Kevin Reavy, Ryan Spaeder, Wade Boggs (Foreword by), Lance McCullers (Foreword by)

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/3/2016)
Paperback (4/16/2019)

Description

Uncover the stories behind the baseball numbers--newly updated!

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.

Sports Publishing, 9781683583189, 360pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2019



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.