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    DescriptionPennant races are arguably the most important aspect of baseball. Players, teams, and franchises are all after one goal: to win the pennant and get into the post-season. But what really determines who wins? Statistical analyses of baseball abound: different ways of breaking down everyone's individual performance, from hitters and pitchers to managers and even owners. But surprisingly, team success-what makes some teams winners over an entire season-has never been looked at with the same statistical rigor. In It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over, The Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts introduce the Davenport Method of deciding which races were the most dramatic-the closest, the most volatile-and determine the ten greatest races of modern baseball history. They use these key races (and a few others) to answer the main question: What determines who wins? How important are such things as mid-season trades, how much a manager overworks his pitchers, and why teams have winning and losing streaks? Can one player carry a team? Can one bad player ruin a team? Can one bad play ruin a team's chances? This fascinating and illuminating book will change your perception of the game.


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    Title
    It Ain't Over 'til it's Over
    Subtitle
    The Baseball Prospectus Pennant Race Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Baseball Prospectus, By (author) Steven Goldman, By (author) Jonah Keri
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 594 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465002856
    ISBN 10: 0465002854
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    DC22: 796.357
    BIC subject category V2: WSJT
    B&T Approval Code: A09302025
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003030
    DC22: 796.3570973
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003040
    Thema V1.0: SFC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    26 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Baseball Prospectus is the top statistical web site in baseball and is extensively used, in print and on air, by a wide range of major broadcasters, magazines, and daily newspapers that cover Major League Baseball.