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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Scouting and Scoring” On Evolution Of Stats In Baseball

Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball

By Christopher J. Phillips

Princeton University Press; hardcover, 320 pages; 27.95

Baseball has always been known as a numbers game, and that is no truer than now in what can certainly be called the analytics era.

It is the one sport where people can sit and keep score (as seen above), which is an art unto itself because there are many different ways to score hits and outs, so you can really make it your own. By comparison, scoring a basketball game is just circling numbers for points and fouls, can be quite tedious, and doesn’t nearly tell the story of the game like a baseball scorecard.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Mrs. Everything” By Jennifer Weiner

Mrs. Everything

By Jennifer Weiner

Atria Books; hardcover; $28.00

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and her memoir, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. With over 11 million copies of her books in print in 36 countries, Weiner has established herself as a writing powerhouse that creates plenty of discussion.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Oysterville Sewing Circle”

The Oysterville Sewing Circle

By Susan Wiggs

William Morrow; hardcover; $26.99; available today, August 13

Susan Wiggs is the author of more than fifty novels, including the beloved Lakeshore Chronicles series and the instant New York Times bestseller Family Tree. Her award-winning books have been translated into two dozen languages. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound.

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