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Information on places within USF Library an on the Internet where you can find authoritative statistical information on a variety of subjects.
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • Field Of Streams
    The article explores the use of statistical analysis in baseball, and how big data plays a role in identifying strategy.
  • The Trade Value Column
    Baseball statistics and comparisons to other players are used to determine the trade value of 50 MLB players considered most valuable.
  • Reality Check
    This article explores the performance and trends of some MLB teams for the 2015-2016 season. Topics include: pitching, defense, earned run average, the influence of data on defensive shifts, and forecasts.

Baseball Season is On!

The bases are loaded and  baseball season is on! Explore some of the resources in this guide to get a better understanding of how statistics and data are used in baseball (or other sports). You can even learn how to calculate some of those averages yourself.


Books on Sports Statistics

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Teaching Statistics Using Baseball
Call Number: General Collection: 519.5 A333
ISBN: 0883857278

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All-Time Nines: baseball's greatest teams as determined by analytics
ISBN: 1476663289
Available at three I-Share libraries.

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Big Data Baseball: math, miracles, and the end of a 20-year losing streak
ISBN: 1250063507
Available at two I-Share libraries.

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Analytic Methods in Sports
ISBN: 1482237016
Available at two I-Share libraries.

Video Quicklooks

  • Ranking Sports Teams in New Ways
    Novel techniques for analyzing sports data to rank teams. From the catalog, click Films on Demand to watch. (1m 55s)
  • Math Improves March Madness Predictions
    A mathematician is using statistics, probabilities, and a sophisticated computer-assisted process to predict the winners in the NCAA men's basketball tournament; he has previously beaten 97 percent of the brackets submitted to the ESPN challenge.
    From the catalog, click Films on Demand to watch. (1m 55s)
  • Science of Successful Basketball Teams
    Mathematicians and scientists analyze what makes a good team great. From the catalog, click Films on Demand to watch. (1m 55s)

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