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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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Yankees Sweep Boston To Continue Domination At Stadium

(Aaron Judge (center) and Cameron Maybin (right) celebrate – @Yankees)

The Yankees completed their sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 7-4 win on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.

This came after Boston took three out of four at Fenway a weekend ago and actually showed signs of getting into the American League East race by cutting the Yankees’ lead down to eight games.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Almost Yankees” On 1981 Columbus Clippers

Almost Yankees: The Summer of ’81 and the Greatest Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of

By J. David Herman

University of Nebraska Press; 344 pages; hardcover, $29.95; eBook, $29.95

J. David Herman has written a poignant and nostalgic narrative of the lives and travails of Minor League Baseball in the new book Almost Yankees.

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