With his debut book, Jay Jaffe has the Baseball Hall of Fame covered from every possible angle.
“The game, it’s from May 1941. I know ’cause I was there.”
Keith Law’s new book is a comprehensive guide of the past, present and future of baseball statistics.
This multimedia exhibit from Adam and John Dorhauer promises to be a wholly unique baseball experience.
It’s time for some good old fashioned fantasy baseball research!
Voting is now live for the 2017 SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards.
Taking an inside look at the contents of this year’s book, as well as some select story excerpts.
The sixth annual Saberseminar will be held August 13-14, in Boston.
Add stats-y commentators to indy-league ball, shake vigorously.
Jeff Passan’s new book is both comprehensive and compelling.
The 2016 regular season is so close. Let’s talk about it!
Theme week alert! If you’re a longtime reader of the FanGraphs internet pages, you may be used to seeing FanGraphs+ this time of year. Well, we’ve unbundled FanGraphs+ this year. David Appelman will explain more about that tomorrow. Today though, and all week, we’ll be bringing you the rich, thoughtful pieces that have been a […]
The good folks at the Society of American Baseball Research have chosen the finalists for their 2016 Analytic Conference Research Awards. The Hardball Times is once again flattered to have the most pieces nominated, and also be the only blog with nominees in each category. It speaks to the great writers we have here at […]
The Hardball Times has a new podcast!
If you’re a constant reader of The Hardball Times, you may know that from time to time we like to run with themes. Some come in the form of author series, like Bruce Markusen’s “Card Corner Plus” or John Paschal’s “The Screwball,” and Stacey Gotsulias’ “Random Box Scores” may be a burgeoning theme. We’ll see. […]
Whetting your appetite with some select passages from this year’s Annual.
The 12th edition of The Hardball Times Baseball Annual is now for sale in print form. You can purchase it in print from either Createspace or Amazon, and also digitally on Amazon for the Kindle. The book is a labor of love for our editors–Joe Distelheim, Jason Linden, Greg Simons–and for me. Travis Howell designed […]
In his new book, Big Data Baseball, Travis Sawchick not only recounts the events and people who shaped the 2013 Pirates, but also pens a love letter to sabermetrics.
Baseball is almost here. We’ve earned it. It’s been a long winter no matter where you live, and if you live in certain places in this country it’s been an unforgiving winter. But we can now not only see the light at the end of the tunnel, we can feel it shining on our faces. […]
Recently, we had a request to reprint Sean Smith’s piece from The Hardball Times Annual 2011, entitled, “Do Catchers Have an ERA?” While the research pieces presented in the Annual over the years have been helpful to the sabermetric community, one thing that isn’t helpful is that they’re not shareable online. Now, Sean’s piece is. […]