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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Homegrown” On The Red Sox 2018 Championship Team

Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up

By Alex Speier

William Morrow; hardcover, $27.99; e-Book, $14.99

The 2018 Boston Red Sox are one of the greatest teams in baseball history, as they won 108 games in the regular season, the most in their franchise’s history before they went on to win their fourth World Championship in 15 seasons.

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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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