Hardball Times 2010 Annual Available

The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2010 is he recession-proof solution to the baseball fan's off-season dilemma, offering a wallet-friendly combination of the best baseball writing plus cutting edge statistics and analysis you can't find anywhere else.

You scrambled for just the right gift for your family and friends at Christmas time, now it's time to do something for yourself. The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2010 is an essential addition to any baseball library and the perfect gift for any baseball fan.

The sixth edition of the Hardball Times Baseball Annual follows the same format as the previous annuals. Half is full of articles and commentary and the other have is taken by statistics and graphs. Baseball lis like that -- wordy and nerdy -- and the annual pays homage to both sides of it schizoid fans.

This comprehensive book covers the entire 2009 season from the first pitch to the last out.

The batting order in this year's Annual include:

• New articles by Bill James, Tom Tango, John Walsh, Craig Wright and the stable of writers at The Hardball Times •

• Coverage of some of the hottest issues in baseball including a review of the thrilling 2009 World Baseball Classic; fun with PITCHf/x; an in-depth look at MLB's international development programs by Baseball America's Ben Badler; the state of relief and starting pitching; and how MVP and Cy Young candidates are really decided

• Bill James' new system for selecting players most likely (or least likely) to improve next season •

• Team-by-team individual hitting, pitching and fielding numbers •

• Team statistics and graphs •

• Innovative statistics such as Win Shares, Win Probability Added, Batted Ball Results, and Base Runs -- well, all this and much more is packed into the 365-page package.

The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2010
$21.95 ISBN: 9780879464080
Book (Paperback) 8.5 x 11 365 pages

To order:
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