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.
To many, the rise of the strikeout has not been a good thing for the game of baseball.
The game comes to a dramatic conclusion and Zack reflects on the results.
In this article reprinted from The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2015, the authors take the first steps toward building better major league equivalencies.
Whetting your appetite with some select passages from this year’s Annual.
You have fallen onto another road. It’s a road that flows beyond Cooperstown, though many of those you’ll meet have been there, too. Come and see what there is to see.
The game has some last-minute drama as it approaches its conclusion.
Veeck—as in “wreck the historical timeline.”
Zack is out of the game, but his inner turmoil doesn’t take a break as he remembers one of the most traumatic moments of his youth.
There’s a good book in the pages of Blood Sport, but it is drowned out by trivial and tired stories of Tony Bosch and Alex Rodriguez.
Zack’s final trip to the mound takes a grievous emotional toll.
Jim Brosnan was a good pitcher, but we should really remember him because he was one hell of a writer.
As Zack’s mental state becomes more fragile, he remembers a difficult encounter with his dad.
A new book about the Southern League brings back a lot of fond memories.
Zack struggles with how to handle the controversy that swirled around the team during the season.
Looking for something to read? Then consider these works, each a product of an author’s imagination.
The tide of the game starts to turn and an adolescent Zack is pulled away from baseball and toward other interests.
Believing you have it all figured out can be dangerous.
An in-depth conversation about one of baseball’s most famous fights.
Zack’s memories of his father mix with the drama of his most recent season as he and his team struggle to keep pace with the opposition.