Incredible Baseball Stats: The Coolest, Strangest Stats and Facts in Baseball History

Incredible Baseball Stats: The Coolest, Strangest Stats and Facts in Baseball History Author Kevin Reavy
ISBN-10 161321894X
ISBN-13 9781613218945
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 292
Language English
Publisher Sports Publishing
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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 helps tell unique baseball stories showcasing extraordinary stats and facts in baseball history through the 2015 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 Through 2015 he has a career 902 OPS 143 OPS the same OPS and adjusted OPS that Henry Aaron had through his first four seasonsand Hammerin Hank was nearly a year older 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 Skyhorse Publishing as well as our Sports Publishing imprint are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball pro football college football pro and college basketball hockey or soccer we have a book about your sport or your team Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation whether you are a die hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats Louisville Cardinals UCLA Bruins or Kansas Jayhawks whether you route for the Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens or Los Angeles Kings we have a book for you While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home

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