Bild på författaren.

Bill James (1) (1949–)

Författare till The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

För andra författare vid namn Bill James, se särskiljningssidan.

84+ verk 3,847 medlemmar 101 recensioner 17 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 1998s with his Baseball Abstracts. He has been tearing down preconceived notions about America's national pasttime ever since. His books include The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame?, Win Shares and The visa mer Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (with Rob Neyer). James's essays are published annually in The Bill James Gold Mine and regularly on Bill James Online. He is currently the Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox. James lives in Lawrence, Kansas. visa färre
Foto taget av: Brita Meng Outzen
Boston Red Sox

Serier

Verk av Bill James

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (2001) 656 exemplar, 6 recensioner
The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (1986) 256 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Win Shares (2002) 115 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Bill James Baseball Abstract 1986 (1986) 96 exemplar, 1 recension
Bill James Baseball Abstract, 1988 (1988) 94 exemplar, 1 recension
The Bill James Baseball Abstract 1985 (1985) 92 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Bill James Baseball Abstract 1984 (1984) 82 exemplar, 1 recension
The Bill James Baseball Abstract 1987 (1987) 81 exemplar, 1 recension
The Bill James Baseball Abstract 1983 (1983) 70 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Baseball Book 1990 (Baseball Book) (1990) 64 exemplar, 1 recension
The Bill James Baseball Abstract, 1982 (1982) 59 exemplar, 1 recension
The Baseball Book 1991 (1991) 47 exemplar, 1 recension
The Baseball Book 1992 (1992) 46 exemplar, 1 recension
The Bill James Gold Mine 2008 (2008) 37 exemplar, 1 recension
The Great American Baseball Stat Book (1987) 32 exemplar, 1 recension
The Bill James Handbook 2007 (2006) 26 exemplar
The Bill James Handbook 2006 (2005) 21 exemplar
The Bill James Handbook 2005 (2004) 19 exemplar
Bill James Handbook 2009 (2008) 17 exemplar
The Bill James Gold Mine 2009 (2009) 16 exemplar
Bill James Presents ... STATS Major League Handbook 2001 (2000) — Författare — 14 exemplar
The Bill James Gold Mine (2010) 12 exemplar, 1 recension
The Bill James Handbook 2012 (2011) 12 exemplar
The Bill James Handbook 2011 (2010) 11 exemplar
The Bill James Handbook 2014 (2013) 11 exemplar
The Bill James Handbook 2013 (2012) 11 exemplar
The Bill James Handbook 2010 (2009) 11 exemplar, 1 recension
1981 Basball Abstract 5 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Bill James Handbook 2018 (2017) 4 exemplar
The Bill James Handbook 2016 (2015) 4 exemplar
1980 Baseball Abstract 4 exemplar, 2 recensioner
1977 [Bill James] Baseball Abstract 4 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Baseball book 3 exemplar
The Bill James Handbook 2015 (2014) 3 exemplar
Bill James Handbook 2020 (2019) 3 exemplar
1979 Baseball Abstract 3 exemplar, 2 recensioner
1978 Baseball Abstract 3 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Bill James Handbook 2017 (2016) 2 exemplar

Associerade verk

Baseball: An Illustrated History (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 833 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Perfect Game (1993) — Förord — 57 exemplar

Taggad

Allmänna fakta

Medlemmar

Recensioner

The meat of this book, a supposed accounting of the pitches thrown by all major leaguers with a certain threshold of experience up to 2003, is so-so at best. There's just too much that is uncertain or contradictory to be useful, and given the ambition of the authors, this is very damning. The rest of the book consists of a section describing all types of pitches--but frequently confessing ignorance about which pitch was actually which--, a random set of write-ups about a few pitchers, some of whom you will have never heard of, and more statistical-focused musings, but again, rather mediocre. All in all, very disappointing. James is such a god of sabermetrics, that he can pretty much get away with rambling on about whatever strikes his fancy. Neyer is a bit more focused, but still prone to a lack of precision in his writing.… (mer)
 
Flaggad
datrappert | 3 andra recensioner | Jul 2, 2023 |
An interesting investigation by Bill James, the sabrematrician, and his daughter, Rachel McCarthy James, into an early twentieth century serial killer. Their account is a little labyrinthine. Most interesting are the discussions about how rural America changed from 1900 to 1910 with the coming of the wire services, the use of private investigators who were sometimes just con-men for murder investigations, and how both a deep country-wide racism and the police practice of picking up any nearby societally marginal suspect and forcing a confession led to the prosecution, imprisonment, lynching or execution of many innocent people.
There is a common technique of humor in which the last in a series, or just the last comment in a paragraph, is incongruous in some way, or is out of order, or is juxtaposed inappropriately to something else. Offhand, I don’t know what this technique is called, but Bill James uses it; often by dropping the sophistication of his language at the end of a paragraph and using a somewhat cruder simile or word choice than expected. This sometimes works, but sometimes it doesn’t. In a book about a serial killer, it may be not just locally inappropriate, but globally inappropriate.
… (mer)
 
Flaggad
markm2315 | 27 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |
Basically, almost 1000 pages of the most self-indulgent writing you will ever see, including James' opinion on pretty much everything from A to Z, with a heavy emphasis on some pretty conservative social comments. I won't say that I didn't enjoy it--I pretty much couldn't put the book down, but there are so many disappointments here. Mostly these come when you get to a player you are interested in and find that James has gone off on another one of his tangents or provided a cryptic one-sentence comment. The book is also incredibly dated, of course, but that's a bit less of a problem, since the players in the steriod-fueled decades that followed don't interest me that much. I haven't actually paid attention to baseball in the last 25 years at all. So, why am I reading this book at all? Nostalgia, perhaps. It was fun remembering some players I had completely forgotten about. James metrics are a bit out of date, however, compared to the latest ones in use.

Also, for what is the 5th printing, it is full of typos and printing errors.
… (mer)
 
Flaggad
datrappert | 5 andra recensioner | Jun 23, 2023 |
I think a writer, who says about the slaughter of a family by the name of Pfanschmidt, that the "schmidt had hit the pfan" says it all about this book...........
1 rösta
Flaggad
MerrylT | 27 andra recensioner | May 18, 2023 |

Listor

Priser

Du skulle kanske också gilla

Associerade författare

Inc STATS Author
John Dewan Introduction, Editor
Don Zminda Introduction, Editor
Neil Munro Editor
Tony Nistler Introduction, Assistant Editor
Tony Inzerillo Cover Photographer
Chuck Miller Cover designer, Assistant Editor
Ron Freer Cover designer
John Grimwade Cover designer
Scott Jordan Levy Cover Photographer
Marc Elman Cover designer
Thom Henninger Introduction
Tom A. Wright Cover designer
Warren Brown Illustrator
Bill Leak Illustrator
David Pinto Introduction
Ryan Balock Cover designer
Larry Goren Cover Photographer
Ethan D. Cooperson Assistant Editor
Jim Henzler Assistant Editor
Mat Olkin Assistant Editor
Kevin Fullam Assistant Editor
Jim Callis Assistant Editor
Michael Parapetti Cover designer
Scott McDevitt Introduction
Otto Greule Cover Photographer
Ben Frobig Cover designer
Brian Dempsey Cover designer
Jon Weiman Cover designer
James R. Harris Cover designer
Mary A. Wirth Illustrator

Statistik

Verk
84
Även av
2
Medlemmar
3,847
Popularitet
#6,587
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
101
ISBN
382
Språk
4
Favoritmärkt
17

Tabeller & diagram