Incredible Baseball Stats
The Coolest, Strangest Stats and Facts in Baseball History
Kevin Reavy, Ryan Spaeder, Wade Boggs
- 300 Pages
- April 16, 2019
- ISBN: 9781683583134
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.
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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.