In an attempt to develop more specific, objective forms of statistical analysis, the idea of Sabermetrics was born.
Bill James, a man who never played or coached professional baseball, is often credited as a pioneer in the field and for coining the name as homage to the Society of American Baseball Research, or SABR.
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Also see their Baseball Primer with daily statistical nuggets along with our authors' opinions of the latest in baseball news and baseball analysis and Baseball Stuff where visitors are encouraged to participate by asking a question or by answering a question. High Boskage - High Boskage House's Baseball Operations department provides consulting services and baseball statistical analysis to major league clubs.Retrosheet - founded in 1989 for the purpose of computerizing play-by-play accounts of as many pre-1984 major league games as possible. The Baseball Index (TBI) - Andy Mc Cue, SABR project providing a free catalog to baseball literature.Newspaper Archive - search newspaper articles about pro baseball in more than 50,000 historical newspaper pages.The game of baseball can be divided into three broad categories: hitting, pitching, and defense. “David Justice,” Baseball-Reference, accessed April 26, 2014, No other facet of the game gets as much attention as hitting. “Johnny Damon,” Baseball-Reference, accessed April 26, 2014, Eventually, the use of Sabermetrics became widespread in the Major Leagues, the first team being the Oakland Athletics, as depicted in Moneyball.Bill James and other baseball statisticians have developed various methods of evaluating a player performance that allow for a more objective view of the game, broadly defined as Sabermetrics. Reds at Colts Box Score and Play by Play,” accessed April 26, 2014. Moneyball, Film, directed by Bennett Miller (2011; Culver City, CA: Sony Pictures Studios). The announcement of the winners will occur at the SABR Analytics Conference, which begins today in Phoenix.***The Society for American Baseball Research (“SABR”) recently announced the finalists for its 2018 Analytics Conference Research Awards, which “recognize baseball researchers who have completed the best work of original analysis or commentary during the preceding calendar year.” In the continuing interest of drawing attention to good baseball research, the following highlights each of the fifteen selected articles, which are organized into three categories, and includes an emphasized takeaway line for each nominee.Baseball Prospectus- Interesting statistical analysis, articles, projections, and fantasy Information.Exploratorium - Rob Weinberg, Science of baseball has articles, exhibits and activities with comic book theme. Think Quest - You can learn how to score a game and study the physics behind baseball. See this part of the Guru's web tour for more research help.