EPILOGUE TO THE PAPERBACK EDITION

 

In this epilogue we will cover some interesting developments in the mathematics of sports that have occurred since the publication of Mathletics in 2009.

What's the Best Way to Keep Up on the Latest Sabermetrics Statistics for Your Favorite Baseball Team?

The Web site Fangraphs.com makes it a snap to keep up on the latest advanced baseball statistics. You can search for statistics by player or team. Of particular interest to Mathletics readers will be the fact that Fangraphs.com contains excellent advanced fielding statistics (see chapter 7) and a version of Player Win Averages (see chapter 8).

The key fielding statistic is UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating). In table E.1 we show the UZR for members of the 2008 American ...

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