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The Politics of Glory by Bill James
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Apr 11, 2008

bookshelves: re-reading
Read in January, 1995

Since republished under the title Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame?, pioneering stats guru Bill James will show you that "Hall of Fame caliber" is largely a myth, and that while Phil Rizzuto, Richie Ashburn, and the entire double-play combo of Tinker, Evers, and Chance (and just about everybody elected by the Veterans Committee) probably don't belong in the Hall, Ted Simmons and Ron Santo probably do.

Great, enlightening fun for baseball geeks. Believe it or not, books like this and Moneyball are great, real-world ways to bone up on logic, since James' analysis is about cutting through foggy baseball cliches and tropes to find the truth.
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