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Author: Robert F. Strauss
ISBN: 1592980953
Subcategory: Baseball
Pages 426 pages
Publisher Beaver's Pond Press (April 30, 2005)
Language English
Category: Sport books
Rating: 4.1
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by Robert F. Strauss


The Best includes all statistics on the greatest players at your fingertips. And it ranks them on their careers In this new analysis, Bob Strauss has compiled all statistics on the best hitters in baseball history. The result is unique, simple, new, and meaningful statistics.

The Best includes all statistics on the greatest players at your fingertips. Unlike current statistics, these new numbers truly compare the best batters of the last 120 years. The Best includes all statistics on the greatest players at your fingertips. And it ranks them on their careers, comparative careers, single seasons, and their best 5 and 10 consecutive years of play

In this new analysis, Bob Strauss has compiled all statistics on the best hitters in baseball history.

In this new analysis, Bob Strauss has compiled all statistics on the best hitters in baseball history. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.

book by Robert F. Strauss. In this analysis, Bob Strauss has compiled all statistics on the best hitters in baseball history. This book uses several new metrics to analyze the performace of baseball's best and rank them more accurately than ever before. It is compact, concise and easy to read. I strongly recommend it.

The Best : Unique New Statistics That Compare and Rank the Best Batters in Baseball History, 2005. By (author) Robert F Strauss. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window). Unique new statistics that compare and rank the best batters in baseball history show more. Format Paperback 440 pages.

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If you compare Mike Mussina to Kenny Rodgers for example, on a per innings basis, Kenny Rodgers saw more activity (PO & Assists) and saved more runs. Point here is that, in context, he struck out that many batters in an era where the strikeout was not as big a weapon, with batters choking up, fouling off, bunting for hits, et. Three-time AL Pitching Triple Crown (W, ERA, K). Two-time MVP.

But the best hitters cannot be defined by the number of career hits alone. Tell us how you feel by voting for the best hitters in baseball history below!

But the best hitters cannot be defined by the number of career hits alone. On that stat, Babe Ruth, arguably the best baseball hitter of all time, would rank in the 40s. Ruth holds top numbers for his home runs, slugging percentage, runs batted in and on-base percentage stats. Lou Gehrig is another who'd fall into that category with his major league records for the most grand slams - a figure since topped by a great modern slugger, Alex Rodriguez. So we're left with a conundrum.

In this analysis, Bob Strauss has compiled all statistics on the best hitters in baseball history. The result is unique, simple, new, and meaningful statistics. Unlike current statistics, these new numbers truly compare the best batters of the last 120 years. The Best includes all statistics on the greatest players at your fingertips. And it ranks them on their careers, comparative careers, single seasons, and their best 5 and 10 consecutive years of play. In 2004, Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth as the only player with a slugging average of over .800 in two seasons. Yet Bonds 2000 season resulted in great Total Run Production (TRP)TM and a higher Run Production Average (RPA)TM despite a slugging average of over 100 points less. Each player is rated in these new categories and on his Total Net Bases (TNB)TM and Total Base Average (TBA)TM. These new statistics can be used individually or combined in the Total Offensive Production (TOP)TM of each player. This single statistic can rate each batter on his total hitting prowess.

From Aaron to Zimmerman, The Best provides detailed statistics on 380 of the greatest seasons in baseball history. It is also a year-by-year comprehensive reference guide on the greatest 125 hitters of the last 120 years. It allows the baseball novice and the baseball expert to determine who really is The Best.

Pryl
There are many baseball books on the market that include statistical analysis of hitters and offensive production. Any baseball enthusiast who buys this book hoping for a Bill James-like analysis and commentary on baseball's best hitters will be highly disappointed. Strauss uses only four metrics for evaluating and ranking players across the past century, but half (two) are based on a faulty premise. Total Run Production (TPR) is based on the simple addition of Runs and RBIs; Strauss then normalizes this total by dividing it by a player's at bats for comparison purposes between players. The thinking behind TPR is that it measures the batter's hitting skill of driving in other players on base and also getting on base to score runs. The problem is the double counting of Home Runs. Based on the Strauss metric a Home Run counts as a Run and RBI, although only one run is scored by the team by the hitter. According to the Strauss metric the act of hitting a solo HR is equivalent to a player who triples in another runner, and then scores on a subsequent play. The former play accounts for only one real run, but a total of two runs for purposes of the TPR total; the latter play truly accounts for two runs (1 run, 1 RBI). The TPR fault is then compounded as the basis for another metric. The result is a too high rating of home run hitters and too low a rating for hitters who hit for average without home run power.

Strauss' evaluation process also fails to take into account ballpark effects, hence the high ratings and rankings of players like Todd Helton and Larry Walker, or the fluctuation of offensive production over time, hence the dominance of players from the 1920s to early 1930s and the late 1990s. All-time greats like Willie Mays and Honus Wagner are hurt by this disregard of ballpark and time affects. Hack Wilson is helped, playing in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field and having his best season in 1930 when everyone had fantastic statistics.

Even if the statistical is overlooked, Strauss provides very little commentary or personal analysis. Most of the book is little more than yearly or lifetime batting count totals that can be found in a host of other books.
Nakora
If you have an interest in baseball statistics, this is the book for you. This book uses several new metrics to analyze the performace of baseball's best and rank them more accurately than ever before. It is compact, concise and easy to read. I strongly recommend it.