Baseball in the Mind

Rabinowitz, Richard
July 1977
New Republic;7/23/77, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p24
Presents highlights of famous baseball matches. Report that baseball statistics, usually phrased as "percentages" of hits or bases or errors against the total chances, are really accurate measures of performance; View that football and basketball records reveal the degree of success in any given endeavor and they have built-in problems in separating the contribution of one player from another; Prohibition of players from hitting, catching or throwing a ball together; Opinion that baseball is the only sport, which can be almost perfectly reconstructed as a board game.


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